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catchpenny

[kach-pen-ee] /ˈkætʃˌpɛn i/
adjective
1.
made to sell readily at a low price, regardless of value or use.
noun, plural catchpennies.
2.
something that is catchpenny.
Origin of catchpenny
1750-1760
1750-60; from phrase catch (a) penny
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catchpenny

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