Definition of centimo in US English:


nounPlural centimos

  • A monetary unit of Spain (until the introduction of the euro) and a number of Latin American countries, equal to one hundredth of the basic unit.

    • ‘The 1 centimo coin we show is catalogued at £300 in uncirculated condition, which seems a lot for a tiny sub-16 mm coin, but cheap compared with any American coin with only perhaps a few hundred surviving examples.’
    • ‘By April of 1938, the 15 centimos stamp had already been reprinted and re-released in a new, dark blue, color.’
    • ‘I sold bags of popcorn at the movies in Lagunillas for a real (50 centimos).’