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Definition: Penny wise
Penny \Pen*ny\, n.; pl. Penniesor Pence. Pennies denotes the
number of coins; pence the amount of pennies in value. [OE.
peni, AS. penig, pening, pending; akin to D. penning, OHG.
pfenning, pfenting, G. pfennig, Icel. penningr; of uncertain
1. An English coin, formerly of copper, now of bronze, the
twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and
equal to four farthings, or about two cents; -- usually
indicated by the abbreviation d. (the initial of
Note: ``The chief Anglo-Saxon coin, and for a long period the
only one, corresponded to the denarius of the Continent
. . . [and was] called penny, denarius, or denier.''
--R. S. Poole. The ancient silver penny was worth about
three pence sterling (see Pennyweight). The old
Scotch penny was only one twelfth the value of the
English coin. In the United States the word penny is
popularly used for cent.
2. Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver. --Shak.
3. Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny.
What penny hath Rome borne,
What men provided, what munition sent? --Shak.
4. (Script.) See Denarius.
Penny cress (Bot.), an annual herb of the Mustard family,
having round, flat pods like silver pennies (Thlaspi arvense
). --Dr. Prior.
Penny dog (Zo["o]l.), a kind of shark found on the South
coast of Britain: the tope.
Penny father, a penurious person; a niggard. [Obs.]
--Robinson (More's Utopia).
Penny grass (Bot.), pennyroyal. [R.]
Penny post, a post carrying a letter for a penny; also, a
Penny wise, wise or prudent only in small matters; saving
small sums while losing larger; -- used chiefly in the
phrase, penny wise and pound foolish.