pennying

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

pennying

  1. present participle of penny

Noun[edit]

pennying (uncountable)

  1. A drinking game where dropping a penny into somebody's drink compels him or her to down the drink.
    • 2010, Eleanor Dickinson & Andrew Georgiou, 'Pennying' declared illegal (in The Cambridge Student, October 28, 2010) [1]
      The game, in which participants must ‘save the queen' by downing their drink if a penny is dropped into it, is already banned in most dining halls. However, the revelation that permitting pennying is now a criminal offence may mean that even stricter policies will now be enforced.