threepenny


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three·pen·ny

 (thrĕp′ə-nē, thrĭp′-, thrŭp′-)
adj.
1. Worth or priced at threepence.
2. Very small; trifling.

threepenny

(ˈθrɛpənɪ)
adj
(Currencies) of or relating to a threepenny bit
n, pl -nies
(Currencies) another word for threepenny bit

three•pen•ny

(ˈθrɪp ə ni, ˈθrɛp-, ˈθrʌp-; ˈθriˌpɛn i)

adj.
1. of the amount or value of threepence.
2. of little worth.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.threepenny - used of nail size; 1 1/8 in long
sized - having a specified size
2.threepenny - of trifling worththreepenny - of trifling worth      
cheap, inexpensive - relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"
Translations

threepenny

[ˈθrepənɪ] ADJ (Brit) → de tres peniques (fig) → de poca monta, despreciable
threepenny bit; threepenny piecemoneda f de tres peniques
Threepenny OperaÓpera f de perra gorda
References in classic literature ?
There is bread and butter to begin with, of the size of a threepenny bit; and cakes to end with, and they are so small that they have no crumbs.
I dare say that not a single soul in the world got the comfort of as much as a recovered threepenny bit out of the estate.
Directed by David Galligan with musical direction by Ron Abel, the event features songs from the music of Weill, whose collaborations include ``The Threepenny Opera,'' ``Lost in the Stars'' and ``One Touch of Venus.
The stolen currency includes ten-shilling notes, half-crowns, florins, shillings, silver sixpences, threepenny bits and farthings.
Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2000 (Scribners), Threepenny Review, Denver Quarterly, Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, and Poetry East.
It has an elaborate crest in the top left corner and was posted with a threepenny stamp.
1 and Weill's Threepenny Opera suite provided these enthusiastic players with some eagerly dispatched fun and frolics.
THEATRE: Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera gets a new workout from MATE Drama Work-shop, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe.
Mr Davies checked out the journey time in 1900 by consulting Bradshaw's Threepenny Railway Guide.
But of the great man himself, who wrote hits such as September Song, not to mention several Broadway musicals and the score to Brecht's Threepenny Opera, there is not a word.
When one of his henchmen says to Macheath in ``The Threepenny Opera'' that something was nice, Mack the Knife corrects him.
I'm looking after the costumes for the Threepenny Opera at the moment laundering and repairing any damage,'' she explains.