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tickey

/ ˈtɪkɪ /

noun

  1. a South African threepenny piece, which was replaced by the five-cent coin in 1961


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tickey1

of uncertain origin

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Example Sentences

There are very schelm Boers in these mountains, and whoever tried to stir up that affair his life would not be worth a tickey.

That the value given for the humble "tickey" was good the success of the scheme proved beyond contention.

The customary unit of expenditure is the threepenny-bit or “tickey.”

A threepenny piece is there called "a tickey," and till the troops arrived that was the lowest coin in use.

This from the grinning woolly head of Tickey, inserted through the open doorway.

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