pennyworth

[pen-ee-wurth]
noun
1.
as much as may be bought for a penny.
2.
a small quantity.
3.
a bargain.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English penyworth, Old English penigweorth. See penny, worth1

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pennyworth (ˈpɛnɪˌwɜːθ)
 
n
1.  the amount that can be bought for a penny
2.  a small amount: he hasn't got a pennyworth of sense

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By its aid a pennyworth of gas can be obtained by the consumer.
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