from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little fellow; an urchin; a dwarf: a word of fondness or contempt.
  • noun A small silver coin formerly current in England, equal to three halfpence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A little fellow; -- in sport or contempt.
  • noun A small coin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete An English coin worth three half-pence
  • noun dated An insignificant or contemptible person


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  • from the Ring and the Book. a lovely word for an urchin.

    October 1, 2007

  • Also, a silver coin of 16th-century England, equal to about twopence.

    October 16, 2007

  • Citation on doit.

    March 6, 2010