threepence

noun
three·​pence | \ ˈthre-pən(t)s How to pronounce threepence (audio) , ˈthri-, ˈthrə-, US also ˈthrē-pen(t)s \
plural threepence or threepences

Definition of threepence

1 : the sum of three pennies

Note: Threepence is usually used of three British pennies.

2 : a coin worth three pennies

First Known Use of threepence

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Threepence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threepence. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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threepence

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English Language Learners Definition of threepence

British, old-fashioned
: a coin worth three pennies
: the sum of three British pennies

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