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

Definition of tenner

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Fraught, But It Counts," 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, "This Grocery Store Has a Brand New Baking Line," 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, "Jane Austen Just Bumped Darwin Off the U.K.’s £10 Bill," 14 Sep. 2017 The bills in circulation will gradually evolve toward Austen as the current Darwin 'tenners' are withdrawn from circulation through next Spring.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, "Jane Austen Just Bumped Darwin Off the U.K.’s £10 Bill," 14 Sep. 2017 The new note is replacing a tenner featuring Charles Darwin. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Angela Merkel’s Women Problem, Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook’s Car, and Judi Dench on the Mic," 15 Sep. 2017 A tenner, as it's commonly known in Britain, doesn't go that far anymore. Pan Pylas, The Christian Science Monitor, "Cents and sensibility: Jane Austen graces British 10-pound note," 19 July 2017 The fact that the quote on the Jane Austen tenner is said by Caroline Bingley is ironic. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "Jane Austen banknote ‘blunder’ boggles bibliophiles," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of tenner

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tenner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenner. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tenner

British, informal : a ten-pound note

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