um e noventa e nove

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

um (one) + e (and) + noventa (ninety) + e (and) + nove (nine). Literally: "one real and ninety-nine cents". From various Brazilian stores whose policy is to sell every item for this price.

Noun[edit]

um e noventa e nove

  1. (Brazil, idiomatic) cheapness, low price
  2. (Brazil, idiomatic) commonplace