Tester Tes"ter, n. [For testern, teston, fr. F. teston, fr. OF. teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon the coin. See {Tester} a covering, and cf. {Testone}, {Testoon}.] An old French silver coin, originally of the value of about eighteen pence, subsequently reduced to ninepence, and later to sixpence, sterling. Hence, in modern English slang, a sixpence; -- often contracted to {tizzy}. Called also {teston}. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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