catchpenny

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

Definition of catchpenny

: using sensationalism or cheapness for appeal
  • a catchpenny newspaper

Examples of catchpenny in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of catchpenny

1748

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