catchpenny

[kach-pen-ee]

adjective

made to sell readily at a low price, regardless of value or use.

noun, plural catch·pen·nies.

something that is catchpenny.

Origin of catchpenny

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

adjective

(prenominal) designed to have instant appeal, esp in order to sell quickly and easily without regard for qualitycatchpenny ornaments

noun plural -nies

an item or commodity that is cheap and showy
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