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two bits

noun, Slang.
1.
twenty-five cents.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30, Americanism
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Word Origin and History for two-bits

two bits

n.

"quarter," 1730, in reference to the Mexican real, a large coin that was divided into eight bits; see bit (n.1). Two bits would have equaled a quarter of the coin. Hence two-bit (adj.) "cheap, tawdry," first recorded 1929. Cf. piece of eight; see piece (n.)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for two-bits

two-bagger

noun
  1. A two-base hit; a double (1880+ Baseball)
  2. A very ugly person; double-bagger: two-bagger, a girl who needs exactly that to cover her ugliness (1970s+)

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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Idioms and Phrases with two-bits

two bits

see under for two cents
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