nounScottish & Northern Irish
- 1A coin of low value.More example sentences
- In any given year only some contracts are up for renewal come the end of May, and a minority of players may resist moving on to an incentive-based pay plan while colleagues continue to earn their bawbees just for showing face.
- I supported the party loyally for 35 years, often representing it in elections and, even more often, giving it my bawbees, both at local and national level.
- It believes the bawbees can be put to better use.
- 1.1 • historical A former silver coin worth three (later six) Scottish pennies.More example sentences
- I'll wager a silver bawbee that my horse can outrun yours to the MacBaron borders.
- So, beating down Bell from his upset price of fourpence to six bawbees, I pushed the treasure carelessly in my pocket, and never stopped till I was in a lonely place by Tyne-side and secure from observation.
mid 16th century: from the name of the laird of Sillebawby, mint master under James V.
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