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tuppence n : a former United Kingdom silver coin; United Kingdom bronze decimal coin worth two pennies [syn: twopence]

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  1. In the context of "UK|informal|dated": Two pence (in pre- or post-decimalisation currency).
    Milk has gone up to tuppence ha'penny a pint.
    • 1909, W. W. Jacobs, "Prize Money," in Sailor's Knots,
      In less than four days twenty-three men had paid their tuppences to Henery, who 'ad been made the seckitary.

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Two pence or Tuppence may refer to:

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a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, bagatelle, bauble, bawbee, bean, bibelot, bit, brass farthing, button, cent, crown, curio, dollar, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fiver, fleabite, florin, folderol, fourpence, fourpenny, fribble, frippery, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, groat, guinea, hair, half crown, half dollar, halfpenny, hill of beans, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, mag, meg, minikin, mite, mockery, molehill, monkey, new pence, np, p, pence, penny, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pony, pound, quid, rap, red cent, row of pins, rush, shilling, shit, sixpence, snap, sneeshing, sou, straw, tenner, threepence, threepenny bit, thrippence, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality, two cents, twopence, whim-wham
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