tuppence

noun
tup·​pence | \ ˈtə-pən(t)s How to pronounce tuppence (audio) \

variant of

1 : the sum of two pennies

Note: Twopence is usually used of two British pennies.

2 plural twopence or twopences : a coin worth twopence

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“Tuppence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuppence. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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