- an old Scottish bullion coin, originally worth about three halfpence of English coin, later sixpence.
- a halfpenny.
- anything of little value.
Origin of bawbee
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Historical Examples of bawbee
The kist and its contents will be sold for a guinea and not a bawbee less.The Mystery of the Sea
Mr. Bawbee being a shrewd, hard-headed Scot, had an opinion of his own.Mark Gildersleeve
John S. Sauzade
As to that perennial favourite, the bawbee or halfpenny, nothing need be said.
It doesna make a bawbee's difference in Thora's liking for Jack's lass.The Pilots of Pomona
Now that I am going the way of all flesh, I have gi'en you every bawbee I have.Winter Evening Tales
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
- a former Scottish silver coin
- Scot an informal word for halfpenny (def. 2)