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ninepenny

[nahyn-pen-ee; for 2 also nahyn-puh-nee]
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  1. noting a nail 2.75 inches (7 cm) long. Symbol: 9d
  2. of the value of ninepence.
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Origin of ninepenny

First recorded in 1820–30; nine + penny
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ninepenny

Historical Examples

  • I heard the clink of approaching glasses—the ninepenny creams.

    The Story of a Bad Boy

    Thomas Bailey Aldrich

  • She, like the ninepenny kettle of the song, "is Irish tu," and belongs to the well-known sept of the O'Killinghams.

  • You can't expect to get much for the contents of a ninepenny puzzle, not even the price of a cab fare, Pugh.