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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SIXPENCE Defined for English Language Learners

sixpence

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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