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truepenny

[troo-pen-ee]
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noun, plural true·pen·nies.
  1. a trusty, honest fellow.

Origin of truepenny

First recorded in 1580–90; true + penny
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Examples from the Web for truepenny

Historical Examples

  • If I don't like Mr. Truepenny, why I can't help it; and there's an end.

    Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)

    Various

  • He might have been killed, and what would Mr. Truepenny have cared?

  • "And much Mr. Truepenny would have helped you then, Ma'am," said the good girl.

  • "Delighted, indeed," stammered Mr. Truepenny, colouring like a girl.

  • "Oh, certainly, with pleasure—in the evening," said Truepenny.