lickpenny

noun

Definition of lickpenny

archaic
: something that uses up money law is a lickpenny— Sir Walter Scott

History and Etymology for lickpenny

Middle English lickpeny, from licken to lick + peny penny

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“Lickpenny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lickpenny. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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