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[nahyn-pens, -puh ns] /ˈnaɪnˌpɛns, -pəns/

(used with a plural verb) British. pennies.
a former shilling of Great Britain, issued under Elizabeth I for use in Ireland, debased so that it was used in England as a ninepenny piece.


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