pennyworth(redirected from pennyworths)
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1. As much as a penny will buy.
2. A small amount; a modicum.
3. A bargain: got my pennyworth at that price.
1. the amount that can be bought for a penny
2. a small amount: he hasn't got a pennyworth of sense.
1. as much as may be bought for a penny.
2. a small quantity.
3. a bargain.
Pennywortha small quantity—Johnson, 1755.
Example: pennyworth of apples, 1573.