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proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Penelope.

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noun (plural: pennies when referring to individual coins; (UK) pence when referring to an amount of money)
  1. (context, formerly) In the United Kingdom and Ireland, a copper coin worth 1/240 of a pound sterling or Irish pound before decimalisation. Abbreviation: d.
  2. In the United Kingdom, a copper coin worth 1/100 of a pound sterling; also formerly in Ireland, a coin worth 1/100 of an Irish pound before the introduction of the euro. Abbreviation: p.
  3. In the US and Canada, a one-cent coin, worth 1/100 of a dollar. Abbreviation: ¢.
  4. In various countries, a small denomination copper or brass coin.
  5. A unit of nail size, said to be either the cost per 100 nails, or the number of nails per penny. Abbreviation: d.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: penique
  • Dutch: penny
  • French: penny
  • German: Penny
verb (pennys, pennying, pennied)
  1. (slang) To jam a door shut by inserting pennies between the door frame and the door.
Zach and Ben had only been at college for a week when their door was pennied by the girls down the hall.
  1. (context, jargon) To circumvent the trip, tripping of an electrical circuit breaker by the dangerous practice of inserting a coin in place of a fuse in a fuse socket.
Etymology: Old English penning, pennig possibly from Proto-Indo-Germanic
  • panningaz



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