two cents

noun
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

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

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First Known Use of two cents

circa 1939

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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