centesimi centesimi

Definition(s):

  • (n) a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile

Usage(s):

  1. With ill-disguised rage he threw into my hands 20 lire and some centesimi, saying: 'Here is your money and it is stolen.
  2. Instead of doling out 1,250 or so lire for a dollar, bank clerks would slap down a single new lira and 25 centesimi, or cents.
  3. He worked eleven hours per day, received 32 centesimi per hour, made 121 trips per day with his wheelbarrow full of stones.
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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /