CATCH PENNY. Any temporary contrivance to raise a
contribution on the public.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
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
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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