Definition of fourpenny in English:

Share this entry

fourpenny

Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːp(ə)ni/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

adjective

[attributive] British
Costing or worth four pence, especially before decimalization (1971).
Example sentences
  • Sometimes it seems as if the world and his wife have turned up to add their fourpenny worth.
  • And altogether I paid pretty dear for my monthly fourpenny piece, in the shape of these abominable fancies.
  • Now the fourpenny hop was great old crack as the boys and girls were there in their finery, dressed to kill, as they'd say.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words