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

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the novel's catchpenny title belies its serious literary ambitions

First Known Use of catchpenny

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of catchpenny was in 1705

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“Catchpenny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catchpenny. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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