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two cents

noun

Definition of two cents

  1. 1 or two cents' worth :  an opinion offered on a topic under discussion <send your two cents' worth to your senator>

  2. 2 :  a sum or object of very small value :  practically nothing <said angrily that for two cents he'd punch your nose>



Circa 1939

First Known Use of two cents

circa 1939


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