Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Insignificant value: not worth a red cent.

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  • n. A copper penny.
  • n. A very small amount of money.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something of little value

Etymologies

Probably from the color of the copper in which the coin was minted. (Wiktionary)

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  • "The devil only knows where she gets her booze since she never has a red cent!"
    – Slavko Grum, An Event in the Town of Goga

    December 4, 2007