Definition of Catchpenny

1. Adjective. Designed to sell quickly without concern for quality. "Catchpenny ornaments"

Similar to: Cheap, Inexpensive



Definition of Catchpenny

1. a. Made or contrived for getting small sums of money from the ignorant or unwary; as, a catchpenny book; a catchpenny show.

Definition of Catchpenny

1. Noun. A cheap item designed to attract purchasers of other goods ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catchpenny

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catchpenny

catchiness
catching
catching fire
catching sight of
catching some zs
catching up
catchlight
catchlights
catchline
catchment
catchment area
catchment basin
catchment basins
catchments
catchpennies
catchpenny (current term)
catchpenny(a)
catchphrase
catchphrases
catchpole
catchpoles
catchpoll
catchpolls
catcht
catchup
catchups
catchwater
catchwaters
catchweed
catchweeds

Literary usage of Catchpenny

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1. The Monthly Epitome by William Clarke (1797)
"This Mr. catchpenny Mr. Pi« '«? loading with honours, places, ... pounds annually : but all this would not do for Mr. catchpenny. ..."

2. Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing by David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones (1812)
"A literary catchpenny by way of prelude to a dramatic afterpiece, ... This is a third catchpenny produced by the success of Mr. Sheridan's piece. ..."

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