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[too-bit] /ˈtuˌbɪt/
adjective, Slang.
costing twenty-five cents.
inferior or unimportant; small-time:
a two-bit actor.
Origin of two-bit
1795-1805, Americanism Unabridged
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  • US authorities have maintained that he was nothing more than a two-bit snitch.
  • Skills sharpened from overseas deployment overwhelms the two-bit cartels.
  • He has given up the two-bit office with the filing cabinet-no clients-and moved out of his apartment into a rooming house.
British Dictionary definitions for two-bit


adjective (prenominal) (slang, mainly US & Canadian)
worth next to nothing; cheap
Word Origin
C20: from the phrase two bits a small sum
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number two, one-two

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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