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Friday, November 24, 2017

Definitions for pennyworth

  1. a bargain.
  2. as much as may be bought for a penny.
  3. a small quantity.

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Citations for pennyworth
I'll ask Patty to go to the costumer's with me. She will get me a good pennyworth. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, The Infidel, 1900
... he has that point of good conscience, that he always sells as he buys, a good pennyworth, which is something rare, since he trades with so small a stock. William Harrison Ainsworth, Rookwood, 1834
Origin of pennyworth
Pennyworth is from before 1000. The Middle English form is penyworth and the Old English form is penigweorth.