four bits

  1. 50 cents.

Origin of four bits

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

Other words from four bits

  • four-bit, adjective

Words Nearby four bits Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use four bits in a sentence

  • Well, you can't blame her, in a way; when Bill lit out, he done her out of four-bits!

    Free Air | Sinclair Lewis
  • Didn't I see the man who had been there and paid his four-bits to cross?

  • Why, in America, half-a-dozen two-by-four bits would be ample.'

    Rudyard Kipling | John Palmer
  • Ten dollars apiece was the price of a chance, and it was freeze-out at four-bits a chip.

    Bat Wing Bowles | Dane Coolidge
  • It cost "four-bits" and drinks to dance, and the dances lasted only a few minutes.

    Arizona's Yesterday | John H. Cady