cock penny

noun

Definition of cock penny

: a payment formerly made at Shrovetide to masters of certain schools in northern England and originally spent for cockfighting or cockthrowing

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“Cock penny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cock%20penny. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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