catchpenny

[kach-pen-ee]
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noun, plural catch·pen·nies.
  1. something that is catchpenny.

Origin of catchpenny

1750–60; from phrase catch (a) penny
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catchpenny

adjective
  1. (prenominal) designed to have instant appeal, esp in order to sell quickly and easily without regard for qualitycatchpenny ornaments
noun plural -nies
  1. an item or commodity that is cheap and showy
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