Etymology
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pennyworth (n.)

"goods costing a penny, as much as can be bought for a penny," Middle English peni-worth, from Old English peningwurð; see penny + worth (adj.). Figurative of "small amount" from mid-14c. Also generally, "value for the money given" (mid-14c.).

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Definitions of pennyworth

pennyworth (n.)
the amount that can be bought for a penny;
Synonyms: penn'orth
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