fourpence

[ fawr-puh ns, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔr pəns, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun British.

a sum of money of the value of four English pennies.

Nearby words

  1. fourier's theorem,
  2. fourier, jean baptiste joseph, baron,
  3. fourierism,
  4. fourierite,
  5. fournier,
  6. fourpenny,
  7. fourplay,
  8. fourplex,
  9. fourposter,
  10. fourragère

Origin of fourpence

First recorded in 1715–25; four + pence

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British Dictionary definitions for fourpence

fourpence

/ (ˈfɔːpəns) /

noun

a former English silver coin then worth four pennies
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