- a trusty, honest fellow.
Origin of truepenny
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Examples from the Web for truepenny
If I don't like Mr. Truepenny, why I can't help it; and there's an end.
He might have been killed, and what would Mr. Truepenny have cared?
"And much Mr. Truepenny would have helped you then, Ma'am," said the good girl.
"Delighted, indeed," stammered Mr. Truepenny, colouring like a girl.
"Oh, certainly, with pleasure—in the evening," said Truepenny.