Definition of penny-a-week in US English:

penny-a-week

adjective

  • Of or relating to, or amounting to, the sum of one penny per week; that collects, receives, attracts, or subscribes a penny per week.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Blackwood's Magazine. From penny + a + week.

Pronunciation

penny-a-week

/ˌpɛnɪəˈwiːk/