twopence

noun two·pence \ ˈtə-pən(t)s , US also ˈtü-ˌpen(t)s \
variants: or play \ˈtə-pən(t)s\

Definition of twopence

1 : the sum of two pennies
Note: Twopence is usually used of two British pennies.
2 plural twopence or twopences : a coin worth twopence

First Known Use of twopence

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : the sum of two pence


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