Definition of Threepenny

1. Adjective. Used of nail size; 1 1/8 in long.

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2. Adjective. Of trifling worth.

Definition of Threepenny

1. a. Costing or worth three pence; hence, worth but little; poor; mean.

Definition of Threepenny

1. Adjective. Having a value or cost of threepence. ¹

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Definition of Threepenny

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Threepenny

threefin
threefins
threefold
threefold law
threefoldness
threeish
threeling
threenesses
threep
threepeat
threepeated
threepeating
threeped
threepence
threepences
threepenny (current term)
threepenny-bit
threepenny bit
threepenny bits
threeping
threepit
threepronged
threeps
threequel
threequels
threes
threescore
threescores
threesies

Literary usage of Threepenny

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1. The Congregational Review (1869)
"History of a threepenny Bit. pp. 216. 75 cents. Assorted Temperance Tracts — No. 1, to No. 50. 25 cents. THE ROUND TABLE. THE " GATES AJAR " IN POETRY. ..."

2. The Railways of England: Containing an an Account of Their Origin, Progress by James Gilbert (1839)
"In this Map will be found the boundaries of the Twopenny and threepenny Post Deliveries ; the Gentlemen's Seats and Parks ; Railroads in progress; ..."

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