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- v. Present participle of penny.
- n. A drinking game where dropping a penny into somebody's drink compels him or her to down the drink.
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I don’t think anyone ever tried to penny him in his room—that would be pointless—nor do I think he ever tried pennying anybody’s room shut from the inside, but it’s an interesting thought.