two·​pence ˈtə-pən(t)s How to pronounce twopence (audio)
US also
ˈtü-ˌpen(t)s How to pronounce twopence (audio)
: the sum of two pennies

Note: Twopence is usually used of two British pennies.

plural twopence or twopences : a coin worth twopence

Examples of twopence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the public backlash against Johnson apparently wasn’t bad enough to deter yet another influential white conservative British man from adding his twopence. Jennifer Williams, Vox, 10 Aug. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of twopence was in the 15th century

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“Twopence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants or tuppence
ˈtəp-ən(t)s How to pronounce twopence (audio)
 U.S. also  ˈtü-ˌpen(t)s
: the sum of two pence
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