pennyweighter

noun

pen·​ny·​weight·​er
ˈpenēˌwātə(r)
plural -s
: a thief that steals jewelry by substituting a fake for a valuable piece

Word History

Etymology

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 17 Apr. 2024.

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