threepenny

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adjective three·pen·ny \ˈthre-p(ə-)nē, ˈthri-, ˈthrə-, US also ˈthrē-ˌpe-nē\

Definition of threepenny

  1. 1 :  costing or worth threepence

  2. 2 :  poor

15th Century

First Known Use of threepenny

15th century


THREEPENNY Defined for English Language Learners

threepenny

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adjective three·pen·ny \ˈthre-p(ə-)nē, ˈthri-, ˈthrə-, US also ˈthrē-ˌpe-nē\

Definition of threepenny for English Language Learners

  • : worth three British pennies

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