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 (sĭks′pĕn′ē, -pə-nē)
1. Valued at, selling for, or worth sixpence.
2. Of little worth; paltry.


(Tools) (prenominal) (of a nail) two inches in length


(ˈsɪksˌpɛn i, -pə ni)

1. of the amount or value of sixpence; costing sixpence.
2. of trifling value; cheap; paltry.
3. noting a nail 2 in. (5 cm) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sixpenny - of trifling worthsixpenny - of trifling worth      
cheap, inexpensive - relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"


(o.f.) [ˈsɪkspənɪ] ADJ (Brit) → de seis peniques (pej) → insignificante, inútil
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However, I do not here propose to go fully into my own position, lest I should seem tedious, and be accused, not for the first time, of a propensity to lecture --a reproach which comes naturally enough from persons whose conceptions are never too wide to be expressed within the limits of a sixpenny telegram.
card but I feel a mad desire to drag him off to the bar of some common east-end public-house and cram a sixpenny dinner down his throat--beefsteak pudding, fourpence; potatoes, a penny; half a pint of porter, a penny.
To complete his costume, a floppy felt hat, distinctly Rembrandtish in effect, perched half on his head and mostly over one ear; a sixpenny, white cotton undershirt covered his torso; and from a belt about his middle dangled a tobacco pouch, a sheath-knife, filled clips of cartridges, and a huge automatic pistol in a leather holster.
Grubb and Bert heard of it in a music-hall, then it was driven home to their minds by the cinematograph, then Bert's imagination was stimulated by a sixpenny edition of that aeronautic classic, Mr.
I don't know what a "T" is (except a sixpenny one, which includes bread-and- butter and cake AD LIB.
Hurriedly emptying her pocket, old Betty laid down on the table, a shilling, and two sixpenny pieces, and a few pence.
Vell now,' said Sam, 'you've been a-prophecyin' away, wery fine, like a red-faced Nixon, as the sixpenny books gives picters on.
I spent about two pounds on sixpenny postal orders when the Limerick craze was on, and didn't win a thing.
It possesses itself of the sixpenny history (with highly coloured folding frontispiece) of Mr.
Newman hastened, with joyful steps, to inform Mrs Kenwigs of his friend's acquiescence, and soon returning, brought back word that they would be happy to see him in the first floor as soon as convenient; that Mrs Kenwigs had, upon the instant, sent out to secure a second-hand French grammar and dialogues, which had long been fluttering in the sixpenny box at the bookstall round the corner; and that the family, highly excited at the prospect of this addition to their gentility, wished the initiatory lesson to come off immediately.
For the moment I did think you were one of these smart detectives jumped to life from some sixpenny magazine; but to preserve the illusion you ought to provide yourself with a worthier lieutenant.
It was a paradise of sixpenny matinees at the "Tunny".