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penny British & World English

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

-penny British & World English

(Especially in pre-decimal currency) costing a specified number of pence

penny English Thesaurus

I bet this costs a pretty penny

p in penny British & World English

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

a penny in penny British & World English

Used for emphasis to denote no money at all

penny bun British & World English

Another term for cep.

penny ante British & World English

Poker played for very small stakes

penny black British & World 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 British & World English

Plain and simple

penny post British & World 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 British & World English

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

penny wise British & World 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 British & World English

Another term for amusement arcade.

penny loafer British & World English

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

penny whistle British & World English

another term for tin whistle.

penny dreadful British & World English

A cheap, sensational comic or storybook

penny-farthing British & World English

An early type of bicycle, made in Britain, with a very large front wheel and a small rear wheel

penny-pinching British & World English

Unwilling to spend money; miserly

a pretty penny British & World English

A large sum of money

spend a penny British & World English

Used euphemistically to refer to a need to urinate

be two a penny British & World English

Be plentiful and consequently of little value

the penny dropped British & World English

Used to indicate that someone has finally realized something

a pound to a penny British & World English

Used to emphasize one’s certainty about something

a penny for your thoughts British & World English

Used to ask someone what they are thinking about

penny wise and pound foolish British & World English

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

a bad penny always turns up British & World English

Someone or something unwelcome will always reappear or return

in for a penny, in for a pound British & World English

Used to express someone’s intention to see an undertaking through, however much time, effort, or money this entails

halfpenny British & World English

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

ha'penny in halfpenny British & World 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 British & World English

Be plentiful and consequently of little value

sixpenny British & World English

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

twopenny British & World English

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

spend a penny in spend British & World English

Used euphemistically to refer to a need to urinate

pennycress British & World English

A European weed with flat round pods, which has become naturalized in North America

pennyroyal British & World English

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

pennyworth British & World English

An amount of something that may be bought for a penny

one's pennyworth in pennyworth British & World English

A person’s contribution to a discussion

pinchpenny British & World English

A miserly person

threepenny British & World English

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


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