Cent (?), n. [F. cent hundred, L. centum. See Hundred.]
A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts in a hundred.
A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.
An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game.
© Webster 1913.