Definition of "threepenny" [three•pen•ny]

  • Worth or priced at threepence. (adjective)
  • Very small; trifling. (adjective)

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Use "threepenny" in a sentence
  • "The name of the small silver threepenny coin, known as the threepenny joey or just joey, had the origin in another small coin, a fourpenny piece or groat."
  • "To-day, however, he overhauled the contents of the trays with rather more curiosity than usual; not because he expected to find a pearl of great price among the dust and dog's ears of the "threepenny" tray."
  • ""threepenny" tray -- one a fragment of _Robinson Crusoe_, the other Part"