threepenny

[ thrip-uh-nee, threp-, thruhp-; three-pen-ee ]
/ ˈθrɪp ə ni, ˈθrɛp-, ˈθrʌp-; ˈθriˌpɛn i /
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adjective

of the amount or value of threepence.
of little worth.

Origin of threepenny

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at three, penny
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