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new penny

noun
1.
penny (def 2).
Origin of new penny
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • Under directions in the same will, each of the sixty boys also receives a new penny.

  • I could show that the world was less red with khaki or more red with the new penny stamps.

    All Things Considered G. K. Chesterton
  • The new penny postage is a fortunate measure for the afflicted victim of the dun.

    George Cruikshank's Omnibus George Cruikshank
  • He wondered if he could have been such a fool as to have mistaken the coin for a new penny.

    Flip's "Islands of Providence" Annie Fellows Johnston
  • In his school days Adam Worth had been cheated by another and a bigger boy offering him a new penny for two old ones.

    Remarkable Rogues Charles Kingston
  • Then they went down to dinner, and not a word more was said that evening about the new penny by Mr. Palliser.

    The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope
  • One evening he ran down the village street with a smile on his face, and a new penny in his pocket.

    Soap-Bubble Stories Fanny Barry
  • If I walk into a room full of people and place a new penny upon the table in full view of the company, what does the coin do?

    The Handbook of Conundrums Edith B. Ordway
  • It doesn't matter a new penny whether you answer such questions with a nod or a no: the invasion has begun.

  • If anything is left over, send it to the proprietor of the new penny paper that is struggling to keep its head above water.

British Dictionary definitions for new penny

new penny

noun
1.
another name for penny (sense 1)
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