ten·​ner ˈte-nər How to pronounce tenner (audio)
: a 10-pound note
: a 10-dollar bill

Examples of tenner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s just me, though, and if an American citizen wants to put a tenner on the Lakers’ likelihood to hire on even more geriatric former stars, then feel free. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 2 Dec. 2022 Putting down an odd number, such as $10.11 instead of just a tenner, in the closing hours is her lucky tip for beating the masses. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 31 May 2022 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Fortune, 14 Sep. 2017 The bills in circulation will gradually evolve toward Austen as the current Darwin 'tenners' are withdrawn from circulation through next Spring.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

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tenner was in 1845

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“Tenner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenner. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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