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ninepence

[ nahyn-pens, -puhns ]
/ ˈnaɪnˌpɛns, -pəns /
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noun
(used with a plural verb)British. nine pennies.
a former shilling of Great Britain, issued under Elizabeth I for use in Ireland, debased so that it was used in England as a ninepenny piece.
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Origin of ninepence

First recorded in 1540–50; nine + pence
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