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tuppence

[tuhp-uh ns] /ˈtʌp əns/
noun, British
1.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; earlier tuppens, reduction of twopence
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  • Then the dialogue-polishers put in their tuppence worth.
  • But any music hall would be glad to have it without its tuppence colored label.
  • The tuppence blue stamp, for letters weighing more than the standard half-ounce, debuted a few days later.
British Dictionary definitions for tuppence

tuppence

/ˈtʌpəns/
noun
1.
(Brit) a variant spelling of twopence

twopence

/ˈtʌpəns/
noun (Brit)
1.
the sum of two pennies
2.
(used with a negative) something of little value (in the phrase not care or give twopence)
3.
a former British silver coin, now only coined as Maundy money
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Word Origin and History for tuppence
n.

mid-15c., to-pens, representing the common pronunciation of twopence (see two + pence).

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