Penny - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpenɪ|  American pronunciation of the word penny
Brit.  |ˈpenɪ|  British pronunciation of the word penny


- a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
- a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit (syn: cent, centime)


The bus fare is 80 pence.

A loaf of bread costs 70p.

I've only got a few pennies left.

Mother gave the beggar 20 pence.

A penny saved is a penny gained. посл.

A penny soul never came to twopence. посл.

In for a penny, in for a pound. посл.

He stopped to pick up a penny.'re getting married without a penny to your name—a pretty story forsooth!...

I haven't a penny to bless myself with.

You must have paid for your coat a pretty penny.

Whereas he had received a very handsome fortune with his wife, he had now spent every penny of it.

His ex-wife clearly intends to bleed him for every last penny.

His family had cast him off without a penny.

You won't get a penny out of Jack - he's very close with his money.

Word forms

singular: penny
plural: pennies
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