Pennyworth
Pennyworth Pen"ny*worth`, n. 1. A penny's worth; as much as may be bought for a penny. ``A dear pennyworth.'' --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: The full value of one's penny expended; due return for money laid out; a good bargain; a bargain. [1913 Webster]

The priests sold the better pennyworths. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. A small quantity; a trifle. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pennyworth — [pen′ē wʉrth΄] n. 1. the amount that can be bought for one penny 2. Now Rare a bargain 3. a small amount …   English World dictionary

  • pennyworth — pen|ny|worth [ˈpenıwəθ US wərθ] n [singular] old fashioned the amount of something that you could buy with a penny in the past pennyworth of ▪ a pennyworth of sweets …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pennyworth — n. (also penn orth) 1 as much as can be bought for a penny. 2 a bargain of a specified kind (a bad pennyworth). Phrases and idioms: not a pennyworth not the least bit …   Useful english dictionary

  • pennyworth — noun (plural pennyworth or pennyworths) Date: before 12th century 1. a penny s worth 2. value for the money spent ; bargain 3. a small quantity ; modicum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pennyworth — (also penn orth) noun Brit. 1》 an amount of something that may be bought for a penny. 2》 (one s pennyworth) one s contribution to a discussion. 3》 archaic value for money …   English new terms dictionary

  • pennyworth — /pen ee werrth /, n. 1. as much as may be bought for a penny. 2. a small quantity. 3. a bargain. [bef. 1000; ME penyworth, OE penigweorth. See PENNY, WORTH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pennyworth — noun a) The amount that can be bought by a penny. b) A small worth or quantity …   Wiktionary

  • pennyworth — pen|ny|worth [ peni,wɜrθ ] noun singular OLD FASHIONED the amount of something you can buy with a PENNY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pennyworth — pen·ny·worth || penwÉ™(r)θ n. amount that has a value of one cent; small amount …   English contemporary dictionary

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