Definition of Spend a penny

1. Verb. Eliminate urine. "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"




Definition of Spend a penny

1. Verb. (British euphemistic idiomatic) To use the toilet. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spend A Penny

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Literary usage of Spend a penny

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1. Wessex by Clive Holland (1906)
"to spend a penny on "all of the fun of the Fair." The poses assumed by the Sallies, Janes, and Susans may not ..."

2. Some Longer Elizabethan Poems by Arthur Henry Bullen (1903)
"... with your good husbandry it will so increase your store, that you may have " a penny to spend, a penny to lend, and a penny for thy friend. ..."

3. Social England Illustrated: A Collection of XVIIth Century Tracts by Andrew Lang (1903)
"... with your good husbandry it will so increase your store, that you may have "a penny to spend, a penny to lend, and a penny for thy friend. ..."

4. Once a Week by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1867)
"... it is mortal hard to have to spend a penny out of every shilling—not to mention Sundays— in order to walk about from one part of the town to the other. ..."

5. A Book of Bachelors by Arthur William Fox (1899)
"... be a good husband, and thou wilt soon get a penny to spend, a penny to lend, and a penny for thy friend; and since we are born, we must live. ..."

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