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  • n. Alternative spelling of pennorth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colloquial contraction of pennyworth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the amount that can be bought for a penny


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  • He added his two penn'orth to the discussion, saying that he habitually told his students it was better to read first-rate SF than second-rate science writing.'

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  • It was after this that Joe pitched in his two penn'orth; I may have dozed, for I was suddenly aware that he was nearby, whispering angrily, and J.B. was snapping back at him: indeed, the first words I heard were J.B. growling to him to keep his place and mind who he was talking to.


  • Perhaps we can add our five penn'orth to the MoJ policymaking process.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • After he had had his five penn'orth I told him that we had listened to his story and that it did not amount to a defence, but that we would nevertheless fine him at the bottom end of the scale.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Shift work and unsocial hours leave a fair bit of time to trawl the Web, and to add one's own five penn'orth to the blogosphere.

    Another One Bites The Dust

  • In addition the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police has thrown in his two penn'orth by insisting that parade organisers employ marshals to man the route at the princely sum of £50 per day per marshal.

    Remembrance Day Parades Under Threat

  • Reading the various reactions to Microsoft's "big" announcement about openness, I was struck by the cumulative force of all the different open source blogs offering their two penn'orth.

    Let a Thousand (Open Source) Blogs Bloom

  • Needless to say, Richard Corbett has also been quick to add his penn'orth, as has the BNP.

    It was that big!

  • For my two penn'orth of Life on Mars, I reckon from certain in-show evidence that he was dead to begin with and it was all about him chosing an afterlife.

    dark news

  • I gladly offered up my four penn'orth, neatly and succinctly explaining the way the line separates into two at Euston and that he was on the wrong branch and this is how he could rectify the problem.

    Turn again


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  • = penny worth, worth one penny

    July 20, 2008