Definition of pounds worth in English:

pounds worth

noun

  • With preceding quantifier: as much of something as is valued at or may be bought for a specified (or roughly quantified) number of pounds. In early use also specifically †a piece of land worth a specified number of pounds a year (obsolete).

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Will of Wulfgeat. In some forms from the genitive of pound + worth. In some forms from pound + worth.

Pronunciation

pounds worth

/ˈpaʊn(d)zwəθ/