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tickey Line breaks: tickey
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪkiː/

Definition of tickey in English:

noun (plural tickeys)

South African informal
A small silver threepenny piece, withdrawn from circulation in 1961.
Example sentences
  • In 1949 the fare increased to a tickey (three pennies), and there was a riot.
  • The meters have universal slots which allow the use of tickeys, sixpences and shillings.
  • He had a projector in his room at home and, turning his bedroom into a cinema, he charged his sisters a tickey to watch a movie.


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