fip|pen|ny bit

fip|pen|ny bit
fip|pen|ny bit «FIHP uh nee, FIHP nee»,
1. = fivepence. (Cf.fivepence)
2. the name formerly used in Pennsylvania and several southern states for the Spanish half real, a silver coin then worth about 6 cents.
[American English, variant pronunciation of fivepenny bit]

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