Pennyworth



[pen-ee-wurth] /ˈpɛn iˌwɜrθ/

noun
1.
as much as may be bought for a penny.
2.
a small quantity.
3.
a bargain.
/ˈpɛnɪˌwɜːθ/
noun
1.
the amount that can be bought for a penny
2.
a small amount: he hasn’t got a pennyworth of sense
n.

Old English peningwurð; see penny + worth (adj.). Figurative of “small amount” from mid-14c.

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