Twopence Two"pence (?; 277), n. A small coin, and money of account, in England, equivalent to two pennies, -- minted to a fixed annual amount, for almsgiving by the sovereign on Maundy Thursday. [1913 Webster]

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  • twopence — (also tuppence) ► NOUN Brit. 1) the sum of two pence, especially before decimalization (1971). 2) informal anything at all: he didn t care twopence …   English terms dictionary

  • twopence — (British) two·pence || tÊŒpÉ™ns n. two pennies (also tuppence) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • twopence — [tup′əns] n. 1. the sum of two pence 2. a British coin of this value …   English World dictionary

  • twopence — UK [ˈtʌpəns] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms twopence : singular twopence plural twopences British old fashioned two pence, especially two old British pence • not care twopence …   English dictionary

  • twopence — or tuppence noun Date: 15th century 1. the sum of two British pennies 2. plural twopence or twopences a coin worth twopence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • twopence — /tup euhns/, n., pl. twopence, twopences for 2 4. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Brit. a sum of two pennies. 2. a bronze coin of the United Kingdom equal to two pennies: issued after decimalization in 1971. 3. a former copper coin of Great… …   Universalium

  • twopence — [ tʌp(ə)ns] (also tuppence) noun Brit. 1》 the sum of two pence, especially before decimalization (1971). 2》 [with negative] informal anything at all: he didn t care twopence …   English new terms dictionary

  • twopence — noun BrE 1 (U) an amount of money worth two pence 2 (C) a British coin in former times that was worth two pence 3 not care twopence old fashioned to not care at all about something or someone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • twopence — n. Brit. 1 the sum of two pence, esp. before decimalization. 2 colloq. (esp. with neg.) a thing of little value (don t care twopence) …   Useful english dictionary

  • twopence — noun a) A bronze British coin worth two pennies b) A cost or value of two pennies Syn: tuppence …   Wiktionary

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