Definition of pennyworth in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnɪwəːθ/
(also penn'orth)


1An amount of something that may be bought for a penny: a pennyworth of chips
More example sentences
  • Quickly I gave my order, ‘a loaf, a pot of jam and a pennyworth of sweets.’
  • Meter charges for Wood Street and the Square will not make a pennyworth of difference.
  • In any mind which has a pennyworth of imagination it produces a good attitude towards foreigners.
1.1 archaic Value for one’s money.
2 (one's pennyworth) A person’s contribution to a discussion: Bob would have to put his two pennyworth in first
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  • He added: ‘Once you get into the realms of private property we are waiting for people to come along and put their two pennyworth in.’
  • It is something I am quite interested in so I thought my two pennyworth might help.
  • She adds her own pennyworth.

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