sixpence


six·pence

noun \ˈsiks-pən(t)s, US also -ˌpen(t)s\

: a coin formerly used in Britain that was worth six pennies

Full Definition of SIXPENCE

1
:  a former British monetary unit equal to six pennies
2
plural sixpence or six·penc·es :  a coin worth sixpence

First Known Use of SIXPENCE

14th century

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