pennyweight

noun

pen·​ny·​weight ˈpe-nē-ˌwāt How to pronounce pennyweight (audio)
: a unit of weight equal to ¹/₂₀ Troy ounce see Weights and Measures Table

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pennyweight was in the 14th century

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“Pennyweight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pennyweight. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

pennyweight

noun
pen·​ny·​weight ˈpen-ē-ˌwāt How to pronounce pennyweight (audio)
: a unit of weight equal to ¹⁄₂₀ Troy ounce see measure

Medical Definition

pennyweight

noun
pen·​ny·​weight ˈpen-ē-ˌwāt How to pronounce pennyweight (audio)
: a unit of weight equal to 24 grains

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