two cents

noun

Definition of two cents

1 or two cents' worth : an opinion offered on a topic under discussion send your two cents' worth to your senator
2 : a sum or object of very small value : practically nothing said angrily that for two cents he'd punch your nose

Examples of two cents in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My two cents are that evolution isn’t about distancing ourselves from the physical world but constantly improving it and our lives as well through technology. Bogdan Nicoară, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Many immediately took to the show's official YouTube video to give their two cents. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 5 July 2022 Billie Eilish is offering her two cents on some major cultural topics. Jack Irvin, PEOPLE.com, 8 June 2022 Seeing Michael have some fun with Louise, fans immediately rushed to the comments section to share their two cents about his sportsmanship. Rebecca Norris, Good Housekeeping, 21 Apr. 2022 In a surprise turn of events, Food Network star Justin Warner, who often judges for a variety of the network's shows, including Beat Bobby Flay, chimed in with his two cents on the matter. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 27 May 2022 Naturally, the internet has also put in its two cents on the situation over the course of their breakup. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 15 Mar. 2022 Reducing the state sales tax by two cents, as suggested by Robin Ficker, Governor Candidate. Baltimore Sun, 18 May 2022 The average price today for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Alabama, according to AAA, is $4.03, two cents higher than on Sunday, and 18 cents higher than just a week ago. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 9 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of two cents

circa 1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of two cents was circa 1939

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Last Updated

23 Jul 2022

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“Two cents.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/two%20cents. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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