Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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TANNER

Construct: Noun
Definition: A sixpenny piece (old coin).
Use: He gave me a tanner.
He gave me sixpence.
Derivation: English slang 'a Tanner' (no origin). (Concise Oxford Dictionary). And gipsy 'Tawno' - little one. Italian 'Danaro' - small changer. (Brewer). Old English. (Partridge).


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