from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A theater of a very low class, where the price of admission is a penny or two.


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  • The respectable and greatly - trusted Sam was letting off a series of wild howls which would have done credit to a penny-gaff Zulu, and was evidently very much out of temper about something.

    Many Cargoes

  • "penny-gaffs" and the like, the "penny-gaff" being the equivalent of our dime museum.

    Prisoners of Poverty Abroad


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  • Now that was cheap theater.

    December 5, 2010