bawbee

[baw-bee, baw-bee]
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noun

an old Scottish bullion coin, originally worth about three halfpence of English coin, later sixpence.
a halfpenny.
anything of little value.

Nearby words

  1. bavarian,
  2. bavarian cream,
  3. bavarois,
  4. baveux,
  5. bavin,
  6. bawcock,
  7. bawd,
  8. bawdry,
  9. bawdy,
  10. bawdyhouse

Origin of bawbee

First recorded in 1535–45; named after Alexander Orok, 16th-century mintmaster, laird of Sillebawby

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British Dictionary definitions for bawbee

bawbee

noun

a former Scottish silver coin
Scot an informal word for halfpenny (def. 2)

Word Origin for bawbee

C16: named after Alexander Orok of Sillebawby, master of the mint

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