noun, plural two·pence, two·pen·ces for 2–4.
Origin of twopence
Examples from the Web for two-pence
They are impossible, as cotton-cloth at two-pence an ell was—till men set about making it.Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle
On inquiring the meaning of this curious phrase, he was told that "his blooming head would be knocked off for two-pence."
If you've a two-pence in the world, you can't do better than take one of these fine ripe China oranges.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
He loveth no groats, nor pence, or two-pence; Give us red royals, if ye will see his abominable presence.New Gyse.Shakespearean Playhouses|Joseph Quincy Adams
But to his surprise, she returned in two days bringing the two-pence.The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace|Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick