Meaning of sixpenny in English:



British attributive
  • Costing or worth six pence, especially before decimalization (1971).

    • ‘Woolworth's was a threepenny and sixpenny store then.’
    • ‘I bought a sixpenny box: Camembert never tasted so good again.’
    • ‘Toy horse and foot soldiers came in sixpenny or ninepenny boxes.’
    • ‘Penguin Books began a revolution in publishing with their sixpenny pocket paperbacks, and included in their early lists an edition of Shakespeare.’
    • ‘Elocution became a public and private pursuit as sixpenny manuals such as the Honourable Henry H's book sold thousands of copies.’
    • ‘She takes out a sixpenny piece and presses it into his warm little palm closing her fingers over the money, her fingers over his.’