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a pretty penny

Definition of a pretty penny

  1. :  a large amount of money <That will cost a pretty penny.>



Word by Word Definitions

prettyplay
  1. :  artful, clever

    :  pat, apt

    :  pleasing by delicacy or grace

  1. :  in some degree :  moderately

    :  quite, mainly

    :  in a gracefully pleasing manner :  prettily

  1. :  dainty clothes

    :  lingerie

    :  a pretty person or thing

pennyplay
  1. :  a monetary unit of the United Kingdom formerly equal to 1240 pound but now equal to 1100 pound

    :  a coin representing one penny

    :  denarius


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