Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Worth or costing two pennies: twopenny candy.
  • adj. Cheap; worthless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a value or cost of twopence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the value of twopence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the value of twopence; hence, mean; vulgar; of little worth.
  • n. A kind of beer or ale, so called because originally sold at twopence a quart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of trifling worth

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Examples

  • You should have learned by now, you are in a dictatorship where the “Government” does not give a twopenny TOSS about what the VOTERS think, let alone the police, who have been the arch enemy of these scrotes in suits attending Parliament to get their expenses, since they were wee wankers on CND, anti fur, anti bloody EVERYTHING walks (only men of honour MARCH) in the 70s.

    Purple Pain « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Von Brandenburg-Preußen. on January 18, 2009 at 7: 37 am | Reply Von Spreuth xxx does not give a twopenny TOSS about what the VOTERS think, let alone the police, who have been the arch enemy of these scrotes in suits attending Parliament to get their expenses, since they were wee wankers on CND, anti fur, anti bloody EVERYTHING walks (only men of honour MARCH) in the 70s. xxx

    Purple Pain « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • They don't give a twopenny toss for the country or 'building a future'.

    Exchange: Building Britain's Future

  • Robin thus seated, proceeded to light his pipe, and call for a pint of twopenny.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • And on Sundays, when we had a quart of twopenny ale, instead of butter-milk, to our porridge, it was always served up in a silver posset-dish.

    Redgauntlet

  • Then the decay of the village itself, which had formerly contained a set of feuars and bonnet-lairds, who, under the name of the Chirupping Club, contrived to drink twopenny, qualified with brandy or whisky, at least twice or thrice a-week, was some small loss.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • However, one very reputable firm did issue a twopenny weekly which sought to emulate the Gernsback touch and, when it transpired that all its readers were not errand boys, tried to make itself more respectable, only to fall dismally and wind up altogether.

    Antiquarian Weird Tales: Fantasy Review Vol. 1, No. 5 Oct-Nov 1946

  • Empty out this ruddy twopenny jam tin, juldi karo.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • It was computed by an experienced arithmetician, that there was as much twopenny ale consumed on the discussion as would have floated a first-rate man-of-war.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Mr. Snodgrass was affected, but he undertook the delivery of the note as readily as if he had been a twopenny postman.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

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