fivepence

noun
five·​pence | \ British ˈfīvpən(t)s or ˈfī(f)pə- or ˈfipə-, US " or -īvˌpen- \
plural fivepence also fivepences

Definition of fivepence

1 : the sum of five pennies usually used in reference to British pennies The acid came in two two-pint bottles, and cost four shillings and fivepence.— Ken Follett
2a : five U.S. cents
b : a five-cent piece

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“Fivepence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fivepence. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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