Part of speech: noun

A British coin, onetwelfth of a shilling, or 2 cents United States value.

Part of speech: noun

Any small coin, as a cent ( U. S.).

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Usage examples "penny":

  1. And now, and now, I haven't a penny in the world, and, O, I don't know what to do. - "If", Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron].
  2. What penny of it was mine? - "The Finer Grain", Henry James.
  3. No wonder they sell them at twelve a penny. - "Erema My Father's Sin", R. D. Blackmore.