fourpence


fourpence

fourpence [fawr-puh ns, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin noun British.

  1. a sum of money of the value of four English pennies.

Origin of fourpence First recorded in 1715–25; four + pence Examples from the Web for fourpence Historical Examples of fourpence

  • Another returned it insufficiently stamped, and there was fourpence to pay.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

  • “And then I gave you fourpence, you know,” she added, addressing her companion.

    Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • My account with Mr. Ukridge is ten pounds eight shillings and fourpence.

    Love Among the Chickens

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • He coined sixpences for Ireland worth only fourpence in England.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864

    Various

  • “Seven and fourpence ‘ap’ny—most of it beer,” said the child.

    The Tinted Venus

    F. Anstey

  • British Dictionary definitions for fourpence fourpence noun

    1. a former English silver coin then worth four pennies

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