pennyworth

noun pen·ny·worth \ ˈpe-nē-ˌwərth , British often ˈpe-nərth \

Definition of pennyworth

plural pennyworth or pennyworths
1 : a penny's worth
2 : value for the money spent : bargain
3 : a small quantity : modicum

Examples of pennyworth in a Sentence

  1. even a used lawnmower would be a pennyworth at that price

First Known Use of pennyworth

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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