noun, plural six·pence, six·penc·es for 2.
Origin of sixpence
Examples from the Web for sixpence
They just turn on a sixpence and go and look for something else.
He explained that this sixpence was not all, nor the chief part.The Crofton Boys|Harriet Martineau
Medler the lawyer is not the kind of party to be cheated out of sixpence.Fenton's Quest|M. E. Braddon
A man who stays out after ten is fined threepence; after eleven the fine is sixpence.An American at Oxford|John Corbin
late 14c., "sum of six pennies," from six + pence. As a specific British coin, from 1590s. Sixpenny (adj.) had a figurative sense "paltry, cheap, petty, worthless" by 1560s; sixpenny nails (early 15c.) cost so much per hundred.