Pen"ny*worth` (?), n.

1.

A penny's worth; as much as may be bought for a penny.

"A dear pennyworth."

Evelyn.

2.

Hence: The full value of one's penny expended; due return for money laid out; a good bargain; a bargain.

The priests sold the better pennyworths. Locke.

3.

A small quantity; a trifle.

Bacon.

 

© Webster 1913.

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