fippence

fippence

(ˈfɪpəns)
n
fivepence
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Weston Lodge 5g Aahsaylad - Slip Me Fippence Miss G McCormick 21 RPR 111h OR 113h He made a pleasing debut over hurdles at Carlisle and then showed how tough he was with a gritty performance to win a novice hurdle at Wetherby last Saturday.
It has been suggested it comes from the game of skittles or ninepins, but The Phrase Finder has found the first reference in a book of English proverbs from 1659: "as fine as fippence, as neat as nine pence.