threepenny

adjective three·pen·ny \ ˈthre-p(ə-)nē , ˈthri- , ˈthrə- , US also ˈthrē-ˌpe-nē \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of threepenny

1 : costing or worth threepence
2 : poor

First Known Use of threepenny

15th century


THREEPENNY Defined for English Language Learners

threepenny

Definition of threepenny for English Language Learners

  • : worth three British pennies


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