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twopence

[tuhp-uh ns] /ˈtʌp əns/
noun, plural twopence, twopences for 2–4.
1.
(used with a singular or plural verb) British. a sum of two pennies.
2.
a bronze coin of the United Kingdom equal to two pennies: issued after decimalization in 1971.
3.
a former copper coin of Great Britain, equal to two pennies, issued under George III.
4.
a former silver coin of England, equal to two pennies: issued only as maundy money after 1662.
5.
a trifle.
Also, tuppence.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English two pens; see two, pence
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British Dictionary definitions for two-pence

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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