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twopenn'orth

Line breaks: two|penn'orth
Pronunciation: /tuːˈpɛnəθ
 
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Definition of twopenn'orth in English:

noun

1An amount of something that is worth or costs twopence: twopenn’orth of twist
More example sentences
  • With a penn'orth of ceiling white, twopenn'orth of lime and a penn'orth of colour powder plus the enforced help of two very reluctant sisters, the house was re-decorated.
  • Last Saturday night me and my little Emma here, we sold 7 pounds worth of whelks between eight and half past eleven o'clock - and almost all in penn'orths and twopenn'orths - a few, hap'orths, but not many.
1.1A paltry or insignificant amount.
Example sentences
  • There then followed 15 days of denials, plus various ‘friends’ chipping in their twopenn'orth.
  • He might have made it, too, had his twopenn'orth of talent been matched by more than a ha'porth of speed.

Phrases

add (or put in) one's twopenn'orth

1
informal Contribute one’s opinion.
Example sentences
  • I know everyone's slagging it off but I'll have to add my twopenn'orth.
  • As usual when I start reading a thread like this, I itch to add my twopenn'orth (/ two cents worth), then I read on and find that others have beaten me to it and I'm left with about a hap'orth (/ half a cent's worth).
  • My twopenn'orth would be that the ‘problem’ occurs because of a conflating of print and web design criteria.

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