catchpenny

adjective
catch·​pen·​ny | \ ˈkach-ˌpe-nē How to pronounce catchpenny (audio) , ˈkech- \

Definition of catchpenny

: using sensationalism or cheapness for appeal a catchpenny newspaper

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of catchpenny in a Sentence

the novel's catchpenny title belies its serious literary ambitions

First Known Use of catchpenny

1705, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about catchpenny

Time Traveler for catchpenny

Time Traveler

The first known use of catchpenny was in 1705

See more words from the same year

Statistics for catchpenny

Cite this Entry

“Catchpenny.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catchpenny. Accessed 15 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on catchpenny

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for catchpenny

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with catchpenny

Comments on catchpenny

What made you want to look up catchpenny? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

delight or enjoyment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!