catchpenny

adjective
catch·​pen·​ny | \ˈkach-ˌpe-nē, 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

1748, in the meaning defined above

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