Definition of penny
- that will cost a pretty penny
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a coin or a unit of money equal to 1/100 of a dollar
: a coin or a unit of money equal to 1/100 of a British pound
: a British coin used before 1971 that was equal to 1/12 of a shilling
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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