ack·​ey ˈa-kē How to pronounce ackey (audio)
plural ackeys
: a silver coin struck in England in 1796 and 1818 for use on the Gold Coast in western Africa
: a unit of value equivalent to one ackey
¹/₂-ackey and ¹/₄-ackey coins were struck

Word History


alteration of ackee, the seeds of which were used as weights roughly equivalent to 20 grains of gold dust

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“Ackey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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