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Definición de “penny” en inglés


noun [C]     /ˈpen.i/ (plural pence, p or pennies)
B1 (abbreviation p) the smallest unit of money in the UK, of which there are 100 in a pound , or a small coin worth this much. You use "pence" or, more informally , "p" when you are talking about the units of money and pennies when you are talking about the coins themselves: Could you lend me 50 pence/50p please ? I found a ten/twenty/fifty pence piece (= a coin of this value ) on the floor . I keep pennies and other small coins in a jar .British money in the US and Canada, a cent or a coin of this value North American money (also old penny, abbreviation d) in Britain before 1971, a large coin . There were twelve pennies in a shilling.British money used when talking about the smallest amount of money possible : Buy a TV now and it won't cost you a penny (= will cost nothing) for three months . It was an expensive meal but worth every penny.Forms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of penny noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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