bawbee

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noun baw·bee \ˈbȯ-(ˌ)bē, bȯ-ˈ\

Definition of bawbee

  1. 1 :  any of various Scottish coins of small value

  2. 2 :  an English halfpenny

Origin and Etymology of bawbee

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


First Known Use: 1542

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