noun, plural catch·pen·nies.
Origin of catchpenny
Related Words for catchpennypoor, bad, garish, gaudy, ostentatious, jazzy, showy, snazzy, tacky, glittery, splashy, brilliant, flashy, gross, gay, pizzazz, chichi, crude, tinsel, screaming
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Historical Examples of catchpenny
Wrote a tale of "'76," which with others will make a catchpenny book.Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott
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
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
It is the staple commodity of your newspaper-mongers, and the catchpenny song of the streets.
Their popularity is not of the catchpenny sort; thoughtful people read them, as well as the great drove of the undiscriminating.