American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal Insignificant value: not worth a red cent.
- n. US A copper penny.
- n. US, colloquial A very small amount of money.
- n. something of little value
- Probably from the color of the copper in which the coin was minted. (Wiktionary)
“Gone to make do and mend, thinks I - and since H didn't have a red cent to requite her, it struck me as a capital time to resume my scattered togs and make tracks for the ministry.”
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