ninepence

noun

nine·​pence
British ˈnīnpən(t)s sometimes -īmp-,
US " or -īnˌpen-
plural ninepence or ninepences
1
: the sum of nine pennies

Note: This term is usually used of British pennies.

2
: an old Irish shilling worth in England about nine British pennies
3
: the old Spanish real formerly worth in New England about 12¹/₂ cents

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“Ninepence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ninepence. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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