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twopenny

[ tuhp-uh-nee, too-pen-ee ]
/ ˈtʌp ə ni, ˈtuˌpɛn i /
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adjective

of the amount or value of twopence.
costing twopence.
of very little value; trifling; worthless.

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Also tuppenny.

Origin of twopenny

First recorded in 1525–35; two + penny
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British Dictionary definitions for twopenny

twopenny

tuppenny

/ (ˈtʌpənɪ) /

adjective mainly British

Also: twopenny-halfpenny. cheap or tawdry
(intensifier)a twopenny damn
worth two pence
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