threepenny


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Related to threepenny: threepenny bit

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.
Old pennies or threepenny bits can be especially valuable to us, particularly if they were minted in key years.
Meg" and "og" ("halfpenny"), also went, as did "win" ("a penny"), "dodger" (the eightsided three-penny bit), "joey" (the 12-sided threepenny bit), and "tiddler" (the silver threepenny bit).
1971: The British penny and the threepenny piece coins ceased to be legal tender as decimalisation continued.
The new 12-sided pound coin, the shape of which resembles the old threepenny bit, entered circulation in March and boasts new high-tech security features to thwart counterfeiters.
John Bevan Reminiscent of the old threepenny bit, for those of us old enough to remember.
10am NT Live: The Threepenny Opera (): Thu 7pm Pete's Dragon (PG): Sat/Sun 11.
Guests enjoyed a viewing of The Threepenny Opera, with ticket proceeds going to the Atlantic Theater Company's arts education programs.
After a few landings this must surely be causing the profile of the tyre to resemble that of the bronze threepenny bit, as well as the further risk of a blowout.
I understand you saw Threepenny at the Theatre de Lys Off-Broadway in the mid-1950s, starring Lone Lenya.