pennyworth

noun

pen·​ny·​worth ˈpe-nē-ˌwərth How to pronounce pennyworth (audio)
 British often  ˈpe-nərth
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

even a used lawnmower would be a pennyworth at that price

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pennyworth was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pennyworth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pennyworth. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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