Definition for pennies (2 of 2)
noun, plural pen·nies, (especially collectively for 2, 3) pence.
Origin of penny
Related formspen·nied, adjectiveun·pen·nied, adjective
Can be confusedpenne penny
Examples from the Web for pennies
His inheritance, which ran to millions of Deutschmarks, was worth only pennies after the raging post-war inflation.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend|Tim Teeman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Could being accused of filching a fragile old lady out of her pennies spell the end for Nicolas Sarkozy?
Basically, the notion is that you buy up distressed debt for pennies on the dollar, and then cancel it.
“In 2009, schoolchildren donated $1.7 million to Pennies for Peace,” Krakauer wrties.
He says his love for poker comes from his parents, who played with pennies when he was a little boy growing up in Montreal.
Just then a little snarly headed boy came in with two pennies and a cracked plate, "to buy some butther."Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends|Fanny Fern
Three shillings—soferen—five pennies—half a penny—ticket railway.My Neighbors|Caradoc Evans
The man was on his feet by this time, with his hand in his pocket, from which he drew a number of pennies.Cast Adrift|T. S. Arthur
If there was money, the food was bought lavishly; pennies were given freely to the children.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
Even the school children of the country helped the sufferers with their pennies.
British Dictionary definitions for pennies
noun plural pennies or pence (pɛns)
Word Origin for penny
Idioms and Phrases with pennies
In addition to the idioms beginning with penny
- penny for your thoughts, a
- penny pincher
- penny saved is a penny earned, a
- penny wise and pound foolish
- in for a penny, in for a pound
- pinch pennies
- pretty penny
- turn up (like a bad penny)