Definition of fourpenny one in English:

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fourpenny one

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British informal
A blow: I hit her such a fourpenny one that I sent her flying
More example sentences
  • Just don't ask us what the title means, or we'll catch you a fourpenny one with our cockroach - sorry, we mean typewriter.
  • Political attacks rev up as elections near, and for politicians the impact of fourpenny ones can sometimes trigger a heart attack.
  • It shot the pictures off the wall, the blankets off the bed, and managed to give Mike a couple of fourpenny ones as well.

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