[thrip-uh-nee, threp-, thruhp-; three-pen-ee]
- of the amount or value of threepence.
- of little worth.
Origin of threepenny
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Examples from the Web for threepenny
But catch him asking the loan of a threepenny bit of any man!
There were nine half-pennies, three pennies, a threepenny bit and a sixpence.An Australian Lassie
Then I asked for a threepenny loaf, and was told they had none such.Stories of Authors, British and American
Edwin Watts Chubb
There's many as gives us a threepenny for more than I've done for 'im.The Marriage of Elinor
I play but threepenny ombre; but it is what you call running ombre.The Journal to Stella