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bawbee

[baw-bee, baw-bee] /bɔˈbi, ˈbɔ bi/
noun
1.
an old Scottish bullion coin, originally worth about three halfpence of English coin, later sixpence.
2.
a halfpenny.
3.
anything of little value.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; named after Alexander Orok, 16th-century mintmaster, laird of Sillebawby
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bawbee

/bɔːˈbiː/
noun
1.
a former Scottish silver coin
2.
(Scot) an informal word for halfpenny (sense 2)
Word Origin
C16: named after Alexander Orok of Sillebawby, master of the mint
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