noun pen·ny·weight·er \ˈpenēˌwātə(r)\

Definition of pennyweighter



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

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Origin and Etymology of pennyweighter

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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