pennyweighter

noun
pen·​ny·​weight·​er | \ ˈpenēˌwātə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of pennyweighter

: a thief that steals jewelry by substituting a fake for a valuable piece

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History and Etymology for pennyweighter

from obsolete English pennyweight jewelry (from English pennyweight, weight unit) + English -er

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“Pennyweighter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pennyweighter. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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