Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A former U.K. silver coin; a U.K. bronze decimal coin worth two pennies.

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  • noun UK, informal, dated Two pence (in pre- or post-decimalisation currency).
  • noun UK, idiomatic Opinion.
  • noun UK, slang Vulva or vagina.

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  • noun a former United Kingdom silver coin; United Kingdom bronze decimal coin worth two pennies

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Examples

  • I calls tuppence uncommon cheap to be warm for so many hours. "

    The Children's Pilgrimage

  • Meat: The weekly meat ration is allowed to cost 1/2d, and the "tuppence" is supposed to be corned meat.

    St. George Meets New Dragons

  • "It's to be hoped as none of 'em won't meet their deaths out there among the sands this fearful night," she added, as Ned took the glass from her, and deposited his "tuppence" in the tray in payment therefor.

    The Pirate Island A Story of the South Pacific

  • Would be great to hear the input and suggestions of subs and copy editors, or go to the wiki and add your tuppence worth there.

    January « 2009 « Subs’ Standards

  • Would be great to hear the input and suggestions of subs and copy editors, or go to the wiki and add your tuppence worth there.

    Style guide wiki now up for online copy editors « Subs’ Standards

  • Add the vagueness that comes from (albeit excellent) translation, and the fact that the translation would occasionally cut off for a second because my mic seemed to be interfering with my headphones, and I sort of didn't want to be throwing in my tuppence-worth based on miscomprehension of the points being made by others.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Add the vagueness that comes from (albeit excellent) translation, and the fact that the translation would occasionally cut off for a second because my mic seemed to be interfering with my headphones, and I sort of didn't want to be throwing in my tuppence-worth based on miscomprehension of the points being made by others.

    Famous in Finland, Fixture in France

  • Why it's still going The warm, buttery plots and familiar, approachable cast remind older viewers of the days when they could buy a pint for tuppence ha'penny and still have change for a misjudged June Whitfield cameo.

    Top Gear, New Tricks, Lewis … the television shows that won't die

  • Sure to encourage others to put in their tuppence worth?

    There ain't no cure for these SNP blues?

  • She's not worth tuppence on it if any kind of a sea kicks up, and it's ripe for a nor'wester any moment now.

    Chapter 16

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  • = two pence

    July 17, 2008

  • Any light you could shed on bobs, guineas, and farthings would be greatly appreciated as well...

    July 18, 2008