"penny dreadfuls" Definition

  1. an expressive term for those penny publications which depend more upon sensationalism than upon merit, artistic or literary, for success.

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Position in the dictionary: 2555 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: penny gaff, penny starver, penny-a-liner, pensioner, pen’orth, pepper, pepper-boxes, perch, perform, perkin
Previous words in the dictionary: pencil-fever, penang-lawyer, pegtops, peggers, peg, peery, peepers, peeler, peel, peckish

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