1The sum of two pence, especially before decimalization (1971).
- It finally opened in January 1863: the toll to cross was half a penny for foot passengers, a penny for animals and twopence for horse-drawn vehicles.
- Admission to the stadium cost sixpence (two-and-a-half modern pence) and programmes tuppence.
- My dad once found a book of my grandmother's, containing her grocery bills and everything was noted - a penny for this, tuppence for that.
1.1 [with negative] informal A trivial sum; anything at all: he didn’t care twopence for her
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- This is perverse and foolish, he told himself; if I wanted a wife, I could make choice of a dozen; yet here am I doting on Miss Aston, who seems not to care twopence for me!
- I don't care twopence what other people think of it.
- The government doesn't care tuppence about my patients.
Words that rhyme with twopencecomeuppance, tuppence
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