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Meaning of PENNYWORTH

Pronunciation:  'penee`wurth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the amount that can be bought for a penny
 

PENNYWORTH is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: penn'orth
 
 See Also: worth

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pen"ny*worth`\, n.
1. A penny's worth; as much as may be bought for a penny. ``A
   dear pennyworth.'' --Evelyn.

2. Hence: The full value of one's penny expended; due return
   for money laid out; a good bargain; a bargain.

         The priests sold the better pennyworths. --Locke.

3. A small quantity; a trifle. --Bacon.

 

 

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