bawbee


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bawbee

(bɔːˈbiː)
n
1. (Currencies) a former Scottish silver coin
2. Scot an informal word for halfpenny2
[C16: named after Alexander Orok of Sillebawby, master of the mint]

baw•bee

(bɔˈbi, ˈbɔ bi)

n.
1. an old Scottish bullion coin.
2. Scot. a halfpenny.
[1535–45; after a 16th-century mint official who was laird of Sillebawby]
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Noun1.bawbee - an old Scottish coin of little value
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Translations

bawbee

[bɔːˈbiː] N (Scot) (hum) → medio penique m
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I would rather give a man a shillin' on a day like this than put him off with a derision like a bawbee. I'm surprised at the like of you, Mr.
All the more important, given that they contributed not a bawbee to Glasgow 2014.
Ally bally, ally bally bee, Sittin' on yer mammy's knee, Greetin' for a wee bawbee, Tae buy some Coulter's Candy.
But though Madie could punish, she weel could reward, The gude and the eydant aye won her regard-- A Saturday penny she freely would gi'e, And the second best scholar got aye a bawbee. (37) Smart was also called on to offer poetic addresses to open ceremonial proceedings, such as at the opening of the Edinburgh Printers' Library on 20 November 1858, the results of which were duly printed on the front page of the December 1858 issue of the STC.
A bawbee is a name given to: a new born giraffe; a Scottish coin of low value; or a traditional pie from Finland?
(2) Bawbee is an old Scottish term referring to small coins or loose change.
Voted manager of the year by his peers, the rock solid Scot succeeded despite having hardly a bawbee to his name in transfer terms.
My peace, my sleep, he took from me, Down to the very last bawbee, To pay for love o' Johnny.
Jack Docherty has gone on the record in the Record as saying he'd never even heard of Stephen House, a shame for Scotland's heid bawbee because it denies him the proud retirement boast that telly's Chief Inspector Cameron Meikelson was lifted right off him.
A 20lb turn round at the weights makes the Barbury Castle legend worth a wee bawbee at 50-1.
Scottish Tory deputy leader Jackson Carlaw unveiled the mocked-up "20 Bawbee note" at their conference in Stirling.