eighteenpence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eighteen +‎ pence

Noun[edit]

eighteenpence ‎(countable and uncountable, plural eighteenpences)

  1. The monetary amount of eighteen pence.
    • 1933, George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Chapter XXXIII, [1]
      Paddy and I set aside eighteenpence for our beds, and spent threepence on the usual tea-and-two-slices, which we shared—an appetizer rather than a meal.
    • 1974, O R Dathorne, The Black Mind: A History of African Literature
      Akrofi, to pay for a cutlass he has bought for eighteenpence to begin farming, agrees to work free...