noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Slang.
- two can play at that game,
- two cents,
- two gentlemen of verona, the,
- two heads are better than one,
- two left feet, have
Origin of two bits
Examples from the Web for two bits
Blessed old "two-bits" and a "dollar six-bits" are the only woolly things left over from the old wild West.Vignettes Of San Francisco|Almira Bailey
She will tell you much for a silver shilling; but she will tell you more for two-bits.
Ten cents a dozen; two-bits for fifty; half a dollar a hundred.
Swell car—poor man with no eats, not even a two-bits flop for tonight.Free Air|Sinclair Lewis
At the time dues to the Society were two-bits a year—not enough to allow a very extensive publication.Some Current Folk-Songs of the Negro|Will H. Thomas
"quarter," 1730, in reference to the Mexican real, a large coin that was divided into eight bits; see bit (n.1). Two bits would have equaled a quarter of the coin. Hence two-bit (adj.) "cheap, tawdry," first recorded 1929. Cf. piece of eight; see piece (n.)).
see under for two cents.