noun, plural catch·pen·nies.
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Fortunate, indeed, is the famous man who escapes the catchpenny biographer.Old Familiar Faces|Theodore Watts-Dunton
Wrote a tale of "'76," which with others will make a catchpenny book.Louisa May Alcott|Louisa May Alcott
It was Marr, though, who had seized upon it when it merely was a catchpenny carnival device and made of it a real money earner.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
Their popularity is not of the catchpenny sort; thoughtful people read them, as well as the great drove of the undiscriminating.
And what catchpenny ballad writer could not write a parody on them as you have done?The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two|Harriette Wilson