Blue cent

Michael Quinion TheEditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Mon Jun 10 19:05:32 UTC 2002

My dictionaries of slang have nothing to say about "blue cent",
meaning an insignificant amount. Can anyone help with an origin
and/or likely age?

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
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