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noun
  1. 1
    plural pennies
    a small coin in the U.S. or Canada worth one cent

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of penny

  2. 2
    plural pence
    a small unit of money in the U.K. There are 100 pence in one pound

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of penny

    1. a.
      plural pennies
      a small coin in the U.K. worth one penny

      American English synonyms or related words for this sense of penny

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