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[uh-pees] /əˈpis/
for each piece, thing, or person; for each one; each:
We ate an orange apiece. The cakes cost a dollar apiece.
Origin of apiece
late Middle English
First recorded in 1425-75, apiece is from the late Middle English word a pease. See a2, piece Unabridged
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  • There's no sense to it, any way,—sixteen sheep stood him in two dollars apiece.

  • I'll tell you what, I'll give you fifty cents apiece for the lot!

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Doyle or Galvin would charge ten dollars apiece for such in Boston.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • The first three prize-winners would be worth a clear 450 apiece.

  • Come, come, Susan Jane; there is two apiece, an' six fur company!

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
British Dictionary definitions for apiece


(postpositive) for, to, or from each one: they were given two apples apiece
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Word Origin and History for apiece

1550s, a contraction of a pece (mid-15c.), originally of coins, objects for sale, etc. (see a (2) + piece (n.)).

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