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sixpence (n.)

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.

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Definitions of sixpence from WordNet

sixpence (n.)
a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970;
Synonyms: tanner
From wordnet.princeton.edu