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pennorth

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pennorth (plural pennorths)

  1. (obsolete, UK) A penny's worth, or an amount of anything one could buy for a penny. The term was used proverbially through the 19th century to refer to "a very small, or the least, amount." It often was spelt penn'orth.[1]
(cf. ha'porth). Now appears mainly in anthologies and period writing.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chris Roberts: Words And Phrases That Have Vanished From Our Language. isbn=978-1-84317-825-5