ack·​ey | \ ˈa-kē How to pronounce ackey (audio) \
plural ackeys

Definition of ackey

1 : a silver coin struck in England in 1796 and 1818 for use on the Gold Coast in western Africa
2 : a unit of value equivalent to one ackey ¹/₂-ackey and ¹/₄-ackey coins were struck

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History and Etymology for ackey

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 2 Dec. 2020.

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