fippenny bit

[fip-uh-nee, fip-nee]


the Spanish half real, the value of which was about six cents.

Origin of fippenny bit

1795–1805, Americanism; assimilated variant of five-penny bit
Also called fippenny piece. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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