A penny hain'd's a penny clear, and a preen a-day's a groat a-year.
He that winna lout and lift a preen will ne'er be worth a groat.
I can say it before her, because the child hasn't a groat's worth of vanity.
I have an anker newly come, which never paid the King a groat.'
She gave him a good box on the ear, and said, "There's a groat; now I owe you twopence."
"I'd be badly in want of a bird, though, to give a groat for an owl," said Csar.
If you had but a hole in your hose no bigger than a groat, in went his beak like a gimlet; and, for stealing, Gerard all over.
Nor in all the wide London lay there one he could claim as his, but the groat in his pocket.
The pillars of the groat central cluster had capitals exactly like those of the northern colonnade.
"I wouldn't give a groat for a woman who wasn't," he responded.
medieval European coin, late 14c., probably from Middle Dutch groot, elliptical use of adj. meaning "great, big" (in sense of "thick"); see great. Recognized from 13c. in various nations, in 14c. it was roughly one-eighth an ounce of silver; the English groat coined 1351-2 was worth four pence. Also cf. groschen.