[thrip-uh-nee, threp-, thruhp-; three-pen-ee]


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

Nearby words

  1. three-way bulb,
  2. three-wheeler,
  3. threefold,
  4. threep,
  5. threepence,
  6. threepenny bit,
  7. threes and eights,
  8. threescore,
  9. threesome,
  10. threespine stickleback

Origin of threepenny

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at three, penny Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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