Definition of twopenny-halfpenny in English:

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twopenny-halfpenny

Pronunciation: /ˌtʌp(ə)nɪˈheɪpni/

adjective

British informal
Not worthy of consideration or respect; worthless or unimportant: a twopenny-halfpenny dictator
More example sentences
  • Is it ethics - when did it influence your conduct in a twopenny-halfpenny affair between man and man?
  • The ubiquitous twopenny-halfpenny clerk was everywhere, ever present and ever reliable.
  • It is your little twopenny-halfpenny authors - the sort that would be dear at six for a shilling - that ‘knock off’ things in a few hours.

Words that rhyme with twopenny-halfpenny

halfpenny, shove-halfpenny
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