sixpence
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsɪks.pəns/
Noun

sixpence

  1. (obsolete, British, uncountable) The value of six old pence; half of a shilling; or one-fortieth of a pound sterling.
    Finest apples, sixpence each.
  2. (historical) A former British coin worth sixpence, first minted in 1551.
    Have you got two sixpences for a shilling?
    • 1994, Neil Gaiman, Mr. Punch:
      quote en
Synonyms


This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.006
Offline English dictionary