Share this entry

Share this page

threepenny

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

Definition of threepenny in English:

adjective

[attributive] British
1Costing or worth three pence, especially before decimalization (1971).
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.

Definition of threepenny in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…