Definition of twopence in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌp(ə)ns/
(also tuppence)


1The sum of two pence, especially before decimalization (1971).
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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 twopence

comeuppance, tuppence

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: two|pence

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