new penny

Origin of new penny

First recorded in 1965–70

Words Nearby new penny Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use new penny in a sentence

  • It doesn't matter a new penny whether you answer such questions with a nod or a no: the invasion has begun.

  • Then they went down to dinner, and not a word more was said that evening about the new penny by Mr. Palliser.

    The Eustace Diamonds | Anthony Trollope
  • If he were to go there would be nothing spoken of all the evening, but that weary new penny.

    The Eustace Diamonds | Anthony Trollope
  • The players are provided with a bright new penny, a piece of paper and a pencil.

  • The new penny postage is a fortunate measure for the afflicted victim of the dun.

    George Cruikshank's Omnibus | George Cruikshank

British Dictionary definitions for new penny

new penny

  1. another name for penny (def. 1)

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