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penny US English

A one-cent coin equal to one hundredth of a dollar

penny US Thesaurus

I bet that boat cost you a pretty penny

penniesp in penny US English

A British bronze coin and monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a pound

a penny in penny US English

Used for emphasis to denote no money at all

penny ante US English

Poker played for very small stakes

penny black US English

The world’s first adhesive postage stamp, issued in Britain in 1840. It was printed in black with an effigy of Queen Victoria, and had a value of one penny

penny plain US English

Plain and simple

penny post US English

A system of carrying letters at a charge of one penny, in particular the system established in the UK in 1840 at the instigation of Sir Rowland Hill

penny stock US English

A common stock valued at less than one dollar, and therefore highly speculative

penny wise US English

Extremely careful about the way one spends even small amounts of money

penny black New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

first adhesive postage stamp

penny arcade US English

An indoor area with coin-operated mechanical games, photography booths, picture shows, and other amusements

penny loafer US English

A casual leather shoe with a decorative slotted leather strip over the upper, in which a coin may be placed

penny whistle US English

Another term for tin whistle.

penny-pincher US Thesaurus

you expect to get a raise from that penny-pincher?

penny dreadful US English

A cheap, sensational comic or storybook

penny-farthing US English

An early type of bicycle with a very large front wheel and a small rear wheel

penny-pinching US English

Unwilling to spend or share money; miserly; mean

penny-pinching US Thesaurus

Zane's penny-pinching aunt gave him five dollars as a wedding gift

a pretty penny US English

A considerable amount of money

spend a penny US English

Urinate (used euphemistically)

be two a penny US English

Be plentiful or easily obtained and consequently of little value

the penny dropped US English

Used to indicate that someone has finally realized or understood something

a penny for your thoughts US English

Used to ask someone what they are thinking about

penny wise and pound foolish US English

Careful and economical in small matters while being wasteful or extravagant in large ones

in for a penny, in for a pound US English

Used to express someone’s intention to complete an enterprise once it has been undertaken, however much time, effort, or money this entails

halfpenny US English

A former British coin equal to half an old or new penny. The last halfpenny was withdrawn in 1984

ha'penny in halfpenny US English

A former British coin equal to half an old or new penny. The last halfpenny was withdrawn in 1984

be two a penny in penny US English

Be plentiful or easily obtained and consequently of little value

sixpenny US English

Costing or worth six pence, especially before decimalization (1971)

twopenny US English

Costing or worth two pence, especially before decimalization (1971)

a pretty penny in penny US English

A considerable amount of money

a pretty penny in pretty US English

A large sum of money

spend a penny in spend US English

Urinate (used euphemistically)

pennycress US English

A weed of the cabbage family, similar to shepherd’s purse but with deeply notched, flat round pods. Native to Europe, it has become well established in North America

pennyroyal US English

Either of two small-leaved plants of the mint family, used in herbal medicine

pennyworth US English

An amount of something that may be bought for a penny

one's pennyworth in pennyworth US English

A person’s contribution to a discussion, especially one that is unwelcome

pinchpenny US English

A miserly person

threepenny US English

Costing or worth three pence, especially before decimalization (1971)

cut someone off US English

Reject someone as one’s heir; disinherit someone

the penny dropped in penny US English

Used to indicate that someone has finally realized or understood something

a penny for your thoughts in penny US English

Used to ask someone what they are thinking about


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