threepence

play
noun three·pence \ˈthre-pən(t)s, ˈthri-, ˈthrə-, US also ˈthrē-pen(t)s\

Definition of threepence

  1. 1 plural threepence or threepences :  a coin worth threepence

  2. 2 :  the sum of three British pennies

1589

First Known Use of threepence

1589


THREEPENCE Defined for English Language Learners

threepence

play
noun three·pence \ˈthre-pən(t)s, ˈthri-, ˈthrə-, US also ˈthrē-pen(t)s\

Definition of threepence for English Language Learners

  • : a coin worth three pennies

  • : the sum of three British pennies


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up threepence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!