sixpence

noun six·pence \ ˈsiks-pən(t)s , US also -ˌpen(t)s \

Definition of sixpence

1 :a former British monetary unit equal to six pennies
2 plural sixpence or sixpences :a coin worth sixpence

First Known Use of sixpence

14th century


SIXPENCE Defined for English Language Learners

sixpence

noun

Definition of sixpence for English Language Learners

  • : a coin formerly used in Britain that was worth six pennies


SIXPENCE Defined for Kids

sixpence

noun six·pence \ ˈsiks-pens \

Definition of sixpence for Students

1 :the sum of six pence
2 :an old British coin worth six pence

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