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1attributive Costing or worth three pence, especially before decimalization (1971)
- ‘I vividly remember the threepenny lucky dips (a barrel filled with straw and some wrapped treasures) where you could hardly wait to open your surprise.’
- 1.1 Trifling or paltry; of little worth.‘a threepenny production’
- ‘Lloyd George felt much the same about The Times which was, he said scornfully, merely a threepenny edition of the Daily Mail.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.