catch-penny

catchpenny

[kach-pen-ee]
adjective
1.
made to sell readily at a low price, regardless of value or use.
noun, plural catchpennies.
2.
something that is catchpenny.

Origin:
1750–60; from phrase catch (a) penny

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catchpenny (ˈkætʃˌpɛnɪ)
 
adj
1.  (prenominal) designed to have instant appeal, esp in order to sell quickly and easily without regard for quality: catchpenny ornaments
 
n , -nies
2.  an item or commodity that is cheap and showy

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