sixpence

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English[edit]

British sixpence coins struck in 1787.

Etymology[edit]

six +‎ pence (US, "pennies")

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Noun[edit]

sixpence (plural sixpences)

  1. (obsolete, UK, 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
    Have you got two sixpences for a shilling?

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