- catchpenny ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a cheap superficial attractiveness designed to encourage quick sales.
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Catchpenny — Catch pen*ny, a. Made or contrived for getting small sums of money from the ignorant or unwary; as, a catchpenny book; a catchpenny show. n. Some worthless catchpenny thing. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
catchpenny — [kach′pen΄ē] adj. made merely to sell; cheap and flashy n. pl. catchpennies a catchpenny commodity … English World dictionary
catchpenny — index tawdry Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
Catchpenny — Infobox musical artist Name = Img capt = Img size = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = Minnesota, United States Instrument = Genre = Rock Occupation = Years active = Label = Associated acts = URL =… … Wikipedia
catchpenny — adjective Date: 1748 using sensationalism or cheapness for appeal < a catchpenny newspaper > … New Collegiate Dictionary
catchpenny — /kach pen ee/, adj., n., pl. catchpennies. adj. 1. made to sell readily at a low price, regardless of value or use. n. 2. something that is catchpenny. [1750 60; from phrase catch (a) penny] * * * … Universalium
catchpenny — / kætʃpeni/ noun an article which has only superficial appeal, but which attracts buyers ● A closer look at the doll showed it to be just a shoddily made catchpenny … Marketing dictionary in english
catchpenny — noun A cheap item designed to attract purchasers of other goods … Wiktionary
catchpenny — adj. flashy; worthless … English contemporary dictionary
catchpenny — adjective having a cheap superficial attractiveness designed to encourage quick sales … English new terms dictionary