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Definitions for Pennyworth
ˈpɛn iˌwɜrθpen·ny·worth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pennyworth, penn'orthnoun

    the amount that can be bought for a penny


  1. pennyworthnoun

    The amount that can be bought by a penny.

  2. pennyworthnoun

    A small worth or quantity.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pennyworthnoun

    Etymology: penny and worth.

    As for corn it is nothing natural, save only for barley and oats, and some places for rye; and therefore the larger pennyworths may be allowed to them. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    Pirates may make cheap penn’worths of their pillage,
    And purchase friends. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    You know I say nothing to him, for he hath neither Latin, French nor Italian, and you may come into court, and swear that I have a poor pennyworth of the English. William Shakespeare.

    Lucian affirms, that the souls of usurers after their death are translated into the bodies of asses, and there remain certain days for poor men to take their pennyworths out of their bones and sides by cudgel and spur. Henry Peacham.

    Though in purchases of church lands men have usually the cheapest pennyworths, yet they have not always the best bargains. Robert South, Sermons.

    For fame he pray’d, but let the event declare
    He had no mighty penn’worth of his pray’r. Dryden.

    My friendship I distribute in pennyworths to those about me and who displease me least. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Pennyworth

    Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, most commonly in association with the superhero Batman.Pennyworth is depicted as Bruce Wayne's loyal and tireless butler, legal guardian, best friend, aide-de-camp, and surrogate father figure following the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne. As a classically trained British Butler and an ex-Special Operations Executive operative of honor and ethics with connections within the intelligence community, he has been called "Batman's batman". He serves as Bruce's moral anchor while providing comic relief with his sarcastic and cynical attitude. A vital part of the Batman mythos, Alfred was nominated for the Wizard Fan Award for Favorite Supporting Male Character in 1994.In non-comics media, the character has been portrayed in live-action and voiced by actors William Austin, Eric Wilton, Michael Gough, Michael Caine, Jeremy Irons, Douglas Hodge, and Andy Serkis on film, and by Alan Napier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Ian Abercrombie, David McCallum, and Sean Pertwee on television, among others. Ralph Fiennes provided the voice of Alfred in the animated Lego Movie franchise, and Martin Jarvis voiced the character in the Batman: Arkham video game series. A young version of Pertwee's Alfred, played by Jack Bannon, depicts him before he became the butler to the Wayne family in the television series Pennyworth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pennyworthnoun

    a penny's worth; as much as may be bought for a penny

  2. Pennyworthnoun

    hence: The full value of one's penny expended; due return for money laid out; a good bargain; a bargain

  3. Pennyworthnoun

    a small quantity; a trifle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pennyworth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pennyworth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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