two-bits

two bits

noun Slang.
twenty-five cents.

Origin:
1720–30, Americanism

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two bits
"quarter," 1730, in ref. to the Mexican real, a large coin that was divided into eight bits (cf. piece of eight; see piece); hence two-bit (adj.) "cheap, tawdry," first recorded 1929.
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