One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
attributive Having a cheap superficial attractiveness designed to encourage quick sales.‘the catchpenny world of commercial publishing’
- ‘‘She is an example of a well-known phenomenon of people who almost consciously write catchpenny entertainment they know is well beneath them,’ he said.’
- ‘As I have remarked before, you should not be put off by the catchpenny title.’
- ‘Indeed, by this time I'd gone off his work in a big way, largely because of his sonnets, which I thought were atrocious and boring, somewhat catchpenny.’
- ‘Don't let your lip curl at the catchpenny title - the book contains much that would be of value to any writer.’
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