Definition of threepenny in English:

threepenny

adjective

British
  • 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. 1.1 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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