Definition of threepenny in English:


Syllabification: three·pen·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈTHrip(ə)nē, ˈTHrəp-, ˈTHrēˌpenē


[attributive] British
1Costing or worth three pence, especially before decimalization (1971).
More example sentences
  • I vividly remember the threepenny lucky dips (a barrel filled with straw and some wrapped treasures) where you could hardly wait to open your surprise.
1.1Trifling or paltry; of little worth: a threepenny production
More example sentences
  • Lloyd George felt much the same about The Times which was, he said scornfully, merely a threepenny edition of the Daily Mail.

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