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Definition of "sixpenny" [six•pen•ny]

  • Valued at, selling for, or worth sixpence. (adjective)
  • Of little worth; paltry. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sixpenny" in a sentence
  • "And as they came in sixpenny numbers weekly, he had about as many hours to read as other boys spend in play."
  • "Some of us play solitaire, some read a "sixpenny", some doze or try to talk in bad"
  • "He told his mother about his thinking perhaps the fairies had brought the "sixpenny," and she explained to him that now-a-days, alas! that was hardly likely to be the case, though she seemed quite to understand his fancying it, and did not laugh at him at all."
Words like "sixpenny"
before-breakfast
blue-covered
fifty-cent
five-cent
paper-covered
ten-cent
three-volume
cheap