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catchpenny

catchpenny

adjective catch·pen·ny \ˈkach-ˌpe-nē, ˈkech-\

Definition of CATCHPENNY

:  using sensationalism or cheapness for appeal <a catchpenny newspaper>

Examples of CATCHPENNY

  1. <the novel's catchpenny title belies its serious literary ambitions>

First Known Use of CATCHPENNY

1748

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