sixpenny

adjective
six·​pen·​ny | \ ˈsiks-pə-nē How to pronounce sixpenny (audio) , US also -ˌpe-nē \

Definition of sixpenny

: costing or worth sixpence

First Known Use of sixpenny

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sixpenny was in the 15th century

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“Sixpenny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sixpenny. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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