two cents


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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This week, Naomi Campbell, one of the original supermodels, put in her own two cents on the matter—sort of. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Naomi Campbell Had a Very Pointed Response When Asked About Kendall Jenner's Comments About Modeling," 27 Sep. 2018 Gas was slightly pricier for U.S. drivers in October, costing $2.86 a gallon on average, up two cents from September, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Harriet Torry, WSJ, "Consumer Spending Rose in October," 15 Nov. 2018 That benefits small investors, who save two cents on each share—buying at $200.03 instead of $200.05, for instance. Lisa Beilfuss, WSJ, "Why ‘Free Trading’ on Robinhood Isn’t Really Free," 9 Nov. 2018 Roger, seeing an opportunity, jumps in at two cents. Lee Drutman, Vox, "The “dollar auction” theory can help explain the Kavanaugh chaos," 3 Oct. 2018 This week, Naomi Campbell put in her own two cents on the matter. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Naomi Campbell Responded to Kendall Jenner’s Comments on Working Fewer Fashion Shows," 27 Sep. 2018 Trippier and Ashley Young stand over it, and now Maguire comes over with his two cents. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Croatia Digs Deeper, Burying England’s World Cup Dreams," 12 July 2018 Cynthia Nixon adding her two cents this week, tweeting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is a terrorist organization, and that's not all. Fox News, "Judge Jeanine: Political debate has become political abuse," 24 June 2018 The actress, 71, took to Twitter to give her two cents about the comedian calling the first daughter a vulgar word for the female anatomy on Thursday with a very specific critique. Ale Russian,, "Sally Field Has an Epic Response to Samantha Bee's Comments About Ivanka Trump," 1 June 2018

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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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