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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(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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