ackey

noun ack·ey \ ˈa-kē \

Definition of ackey

plural ackeys
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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Origin and Etymology of ackey

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


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