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Origin of tenner
- (in a mixed number) the position of the second digit to the left of the decimal point.
- (in a whole number) the position of the second digit from the right.
Origin of ten
Examples from the Web for tenner
You've a lot of science, we all know, but I'll back Lance for a tenner.Nevermore|Rolf Boldrewood
It is a “tenner,” but in the darkness he cannot tell, and believing it only a “fiver,” still thinks it too much.Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid
And if you want money, Will's flush, he 'll lend you a 'tenner.'Polly Oliver's Problem|Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
Let's see—Tenner's Agency in Philly is a good place to start.Martyr|Alan Edward Nourse
Here,” he said, “do you feel like giving a tenner for a whisky and soda?Jacob's Ladder|E. Phillips Oppenheim
- a ten-pound note
- the sum of ten pounds
- amounting to tenten tigers
- (as pronoun)to sell only ten
Word Origin for ten
Old English ten (Mercian), tien (West Saxon), from Proto-Germanic *tekhan (cf. Old Saxon tehan, Old Norse tiu, Danish ti, Old Frisian tian, Old Dutch ten, Dutch tien, Old High German zehan, German zehn, Gothic taihun "ten").
The Germanic words are from PIE *dekm (cf. Sanskrit dasa, Avestan dasa, Armenian tasn, Greek deka, Latin decem, Old Church Slavonic deseti, Lithuanian desimt, Old Irish deich, Breton dek, Welsh deg, Albanian djetu "ten").
Tenner "ten-pound note" is slang first recorded 1861; as "ten-dollar bill," 1887 (ten-spot in this sense dates from 1848). The ten-foot pole that you wouldn't touch something with (1909) was originally a 40-foot pole; the idea is the same as the advice to use a long spoon when you dine with the devil. Ten-four "I understand, message received," is attested in popular jargon from 1962, from use in CB and police radio 10-code (in use in U.S. by 1950).
see count to ten; not touch with a ten-foot pole.