(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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How to use ninepence in a sentence
One-and-ninepence, sir, or your things will be taken away from you!Lavengro | George Borrow
One-and-ninepence, sir, or the things which you have brought with you will be taken away from you!Lavengro | George Borrow
Better than ninepence, and finding your own cotton and sewing-silk.Littlebourne Lock | F. Bayford Harrison
I get ninepence; some of the women only get sevenpence halfpenny.Littlebourne Lock | F. Bayford Harrison
Many a girl works there and has no more than one and ninepence to take home at the end of the week.'Hyacinth | George A. Birmingham