noun, plural pen·nies, (especially collectively for 2, 3) pence.
Origin of penny
Related formspen·nied, adjectiveun·pen·nied, adjective
Can be confusedpenne penny
Definition for penny (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for penny
They deserve every penny and more: booking a four week tour is a huge job.
“Every single witness is inadmissible, hearsay, triple-hearsay,” said assistant state attorney Penny Brill in court yesterday.Did Pablo Escobar Frame a Millionaire for Murdering Banana-Shipping Money Launderers?|Jacqui Goddard|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While there I am, getting mad at my wife for sending me cards all the time because I know she needs every penny right now.Deep Thoughts from War Machine's Sexist, Racist Prison Blog|Melissa Leon|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then the director, Penny Marshall, encouraged him to drop some of the literal behavior and put more of himself into the character.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maupin assured the publication he had not “spent a penny” in a strip club.
As soon as Welcome could jerk the pin loose, he whirled and stumped furiously back in the direction of Chub and Penny.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
With a smile, and many renewed expressions of thankfulness, the hopeful tradesman paid his penny.
Penny dared not take time to try to convince the youth of the folly of fleeing from Immigration authorities.Swamp Island|Mildred A. Wirt
"Mr. Sprague touched her hair, and—and lifted one of her hands," Penny contributed quietly.Murder at Bridge|Anne Austin
He would now, with this expedition on the way, have no penny for another.The Sleuth of St. James's Square|Melville Davisson Post
British Dictionary definitions for penny
noun plural pennies or pence (pɛns)
Word Origin for penny
Idioms and Phrases with penny
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)