Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Informal A ten-dollar bill.
  • noun Chiefly British A ten-pound note.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ten-pound note.

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  • noun informal A monetary note (bill) whose face value is ten basic units of currency.

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

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
  • noun a United States bill worth 10 dollars

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Examples

  • It's well worth putting a tourniquet on the free access for a while, to nudge people towards the tenner a month iPhone version. iPhones aren't cheap, so the potential market is wealthy, and a tenner is a small price to pay for the terrific access service Spotify offers.

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  • And they're bundled together for a tenner, which is a small price to pay for family cohesiveness over Christmas.

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  • You saved a tenner, that is money to spend on the wait staff.

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  • Oh ... back in the '70's Converse were $10 a pair when regular "tenner" shoes were no more than $2.50.

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  • Oh ... back in the '70's Converse were $10 a pair when regular "tenner" shoes were no more than $2.50.

    More Cheap Thrills: Walking the Flats in Chucks

  • She was excited no doubt by thoughts of the race, and of the 'tenner' he was going to put on for her.

    The Dark Flower

  • She was excited no doubt by thoughts of the race, and of the 'tenner' he was going to put on for her.

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  • By the way, send me, at once, another 'tenner' for expense, and some money for my own regular bills.

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  • He locked up our border patrol boys for a soviet "tenner" (10 year sentence) when * at most* they deserved to be fired.

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  • "tenner" and the young ladies who had given the tableaux had been interviewed, but in neither case had the mysterious pocket been discovered.

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  • "Don't forget, you owe me a tenner." Rennet in reverse.

    February 7, 2007