Bawbee Baw*bee", n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. halfpenny.] A halfpenny. [Spelt also {baubee}.] [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • bawbee — [bô bē′, bô′bē] n. [prob. < siller (Scot for SILVER) bawby, jocular for name of the laird of Sillebawby, a mint master] Scot. a halfpenny or any small coin …   English World dictionary

  • Bawbee — Coin image box 1 double header = Mary I hbkg = #abcdef caption left = +MARIA D G REGINA SCOTORV, crowned thistle flanked by M R caption right = (lis)OPPIDVM EDINBVRGI, saltire cross with crown and cinquefoils width = 300 footer = BI 21mm, 2.35 g …   Wikipedia

  • bawbee — noun Etymology: probably from Alexander Orrok, laird of Sillebawbe fl1538 Scottish master of the mint Date: 1542 1. any of various Scottish coins of small value 2. an English halfpenny …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bawbee — /baw bee , baw bee/, n. 1. an old Scottish bullion coin, originally worth about three halfpence of English coin, later sixpence. 2. a halfpenny. 3. anything of little value. [1535 45; named after Alexander Orok, 16th century mintmaster, laird of… …   Universalium

  • bawbee — noun A halfpenny. Scotch …   Wiktionary

  • bawbee — n. anything of little value; halfpenny coin; old Scottish coin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bawbee — a coin worth six pence Scots. The word continued to be used about the six pence coin in pre decimalisation days (before 1971) …   Scottish slang

  • bawbee — [ bɔ:bi:] noun Scottish 1》 a coin of low value. 2》 a former silver coin worth three (later six) Scottish pennies. Origin C16: from the laird of Sillebawby, mint master under James V …   English new terms dictionary

  • bawbee — baw·bee …   English syllables

  • bawbee — baw•bee [[t]bɔˈbi, ˈbɔ bi[/t]] n. 1) num an old Scottish bullion coin 2) num Scot. a halfpenny • Etymology: 1535–45; after a 16th cent. mint official who was laird of Sillebawby …   From formal English to slang

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