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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


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


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "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