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  1. twopenny(defs 1–3).
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Examples from the Web for tuppenny

Historical Examples

  • We'll give him a tuppenny tip and then we'll give him in charge!

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "Don't give a tuppenny now," laughed Lord Adalbert Beaumanoir.

  • If I want to buy anything in the market, have I got to look into every tuppenny interest concerned in it?

    A Little Journey in the World

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • He used to go 'starring' it in the provinces, itinerating as a tuppenny lecturer on Tom Paine.

    Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume I (of 2)

    Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson

  • He's left his tuppenny halo on a pretty sordid hat-peg, at last, eh?

British Dictionary definitions for tuppenny


  1. a variant spelling of twopenny
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