Meaning of fourpenny in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɔːp(ə)ni/


British attributive
  • Costing or worth four pence, especially before decimalization (1971).

    ‘Sometimes it seems as if the world and his wife have turned up to add their fourpenny worth.’
    • ‘And altogether I paid pretty dear for my monthly fourpenny piece, in the shape of these abominable fancies.’
    • ‘Now the fourpenny hop was great old crack as the boys and girls were there in their finery, dressed to kill, as they'd say.’
    • ‘Her favourite punt was a Three Cross; three fourpenny doubles and a fourpenny treble, the princely sum of one shilling and fourpence being the stake.’