Definition of £ in English:

£

Syllabification: £

abbreviation

(Preceding a numeral) pound or pounds (of money).

Origin

the initial letter of Latin libra 'pound, balance', written in copperplate with one or two crossbars: crossbars were formerly used to indicate an abbreviation.

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