Twopenny Two"pen*ny, a. Of the value of twopence. [1913 Webster]

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  • twopenny — (also tuppeny) ► ADJECTIVE Brit. ▪ costing two pence, especially before decimalization (1971) …   English terms dictionary

  • twopenny — [tup′ə nē; ] for 2 [ to͞o′pen΄ē] adj. 1. worth or costing twopence 2. designating a nail that is one inch long 3. cheap; worthless …   English World dictionary

  • Twopenny — Recorded in a range of spellings whicxh seem to include Turnpenny, Turnpenney, Tuppeny, Twopenny, and Twopeny, this very unusual surname is English. There are a number of conflicting possible origins, and it is possible that all at onetime, have… …   Surnames reference

  • twopenny — Synonyms and related words: beggarly, beneath contempt, cheap, cheesy, common, contemptible, crummy, despicable, gaudy, gimcracky, mean, meretricious, miserable, paltry, pathetic, pitiable, pitiful, poor, rubbishy, sad, scrubby, scruffy, scummy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • twopenny — two|pen|ny [ˈtʌpəni US ˈtʌpəni, ˈtu:peni] adj BrE old fashioned 1.) [only before noun] costing two pence = ↑tuppenny 2.) twopenny halfpenny old fashioned worth almost nothing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • twopenny — two|pen|ny [ tʌpəni ] adjective only before noun BRITISH OLD FASHIONED costing or worth two old British PENCE twopenny halfpenny INFORMAL not very good or important …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • twopenny — adjective BrE old fashioned 1 (only before noun) costing two pence; tuppenny 2 twopenny halfpenny worth almost nothing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • twopenny — /ˈtʌpəni/ (say tupuhnee) adjective 1. of the amount or value of twopence. 2. of very little value; trifling; worthless. –phrase 3. not to matter a twopenny dump, not to be worth any consideration. Also, tuppenny …   Australian English dictionary

  • twopenny — adj. Brit. 1 costing two pence, esp. before decimalization. 2 colloq. cheap, worthless. Phrases and idioms: twopenny halfpenny cheap, insignificant …   Useful english dictionary

  • twopenny — adjective Date: 15th century costing or worth twopence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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