bawbee

noun
baw·​bee | \ ˈbȯ-(ˌ)bē How to pronounce bawbee (audio) , bȯ-ˈbē How to pronounce bawbee (audio) \

Definition of bawbee

1 : any of various Scottish coins of small value
2 : an English halfpenny

First Known Use of bawbee

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bawbee

probably from Alexander Orrok, laird of Sillebawbe flourished 1538 Scottish master of the mint

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