tenner

noun
ten·​ner | \ ˈte-nər How to pronounce tenner (audio) \

Definition of tenner

1 : a 10-pound note
2 : a 10-dollar bill

Examples of tenner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, some of those picks cost less than a tenner and still come with all the same nourishing, hydrating, and dirt-busting ingredients as fan-favorite luxury products. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 11 June 2021 The most uncivilised and barren modern habit is to negotiate a present truce among family and friends for Christmas, or to stipulate nothing costing more than a tenner. A.a. Gill, A-LIST, 4 July 2018 Beyond the basics, Lidl was recently awarded several accolades for its wine selection, most of which will only cost you a tenner. Southern Living, 23 Mar. 2018 The 'tenner', as it is known in Britain, has two clusters of dots in the top corner to help blind and partially sighted people identify the note, and is decorated with a gold foil image of Austen's burial place. Rachel Lewis, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2017 The bills in circulation will gradually evolve toward Austen as the current Darwin 'tenners' are withdrawn from circulation through next Spring. Rachel Lewis, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2017 The new note is replacing a tenner featuring Charles Darwin. Claire Zillman, Fortune, 15 Sep. 2017 A tenner, as it's commonly known in Britain, doesn't go that far anymore. Pan Pylas, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 July 2017 The fact that the quote on the Jane Austen tenner is said by Caroline Bingley is ironic. Don Sweeney, sacbee, 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of tenner

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jun 2021

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“Tenner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenner. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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tenner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tenner

British, informal : a ten-pound note

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