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Pennsylvanian of or pertaining to Pennsylvania or its people. [4 definitions]
penny a coin of the United States and Canada worth one cent. [4 definitions]
penny ante a poker game in which the bet is limited to a penny or other small amount. [2 definitions]
penny arcade a hall or building, esp. in an amusement park, in which various mechanical games, peep shows, and other entertainment devices may be operated for a small sum.
penny pincher a miserly, stingy person.
pennyroyal either of two herbaceous, aromatic plants that yield pungent oils.
pennyweight a unit of weight equal to twenty-four troy weight grains, 1.555 grams, or one twentieth of an ounce.
penny-wise skilled or careful in small or trivial matters, or matters that concern small amounts of money. (Cf. pound-foolish.)
pennyworth any quantity that may be bought for a penny. [2 definitions]
penology the study and practice of criminal punishment and rehabilitation, and of prison management.
pen pal a person who exchanges letters regularly with someone else usu. living so far away that a personal meeting is unlikely.
pension a sum of money paid regularly by the government or a former employer as a retirement or disability benefit. [4 definitions]
pensionable combined form of pension.
pensioner someone who receives a regular payment because of retirement or disability; person who collects a pension.
pensionless combined form of pension.
pensive thoughtful in a sad or deeply serious way. [2 definitions]
penstock a gate or sluice that controls a flow of water. [2 definitions]
pent a past tense and past participle of pen2. [2 definitions]
penta- five.
pentacle a five-pointed star with lines passing through the interior to form a regular pentagon.
pentad a group of five. [3 definitions]