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threepenny

[thrip-uh-nee, threp-, thruhp-; three-pen-ee] /ˈθrɪp ə ni, ˈθrɛp-, ˈθrʌp-; ˈθriˌpɛn i/
adjective
1.
of the amount or value of threepence.
2.
of little worth.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see three, penny
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