bawbee

bawbee

[baw-bee, baw-bee]
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:
1535–45; named after Alexander Orok, 16th-century mintmaster, laird of Sillebawby

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bawbee (bɔːˈbiː)
 
n
1.  a former Scottish silver coin
2.  (Scot) an informal word for halfpenny
 
[C16: named after Alexander Orok of Sillebawby, master of the mint]

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