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English definition of “penny”

penny

noun [C]    /ˈpen·i/
in the US and Canada, a coin worth 1/100th of a dollar ; a cent : I keep pennies in a jar . A penny can also mean the smallest amount of money possible or the total cost of something: Our insurance didn’t cover a penny of our medical bills . It was an expensive meal but worth every penny.
(Definition of penny noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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