/'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.

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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 — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a cheap superficial attractiveness designed to encourage quick sales …   English terms 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 — 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

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