two·​pence | \ ˈtə-pən(t)s How to pronounce twopence (audio) , US also ˈtü-ˌpen(t)s How to pronounce twopence (audio) \
variants: or \ ˈtə-​pən(t)s How to pronounce tuppence (audio) \

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

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, "Boris Johnson’s offensive comments about the burqa, explained," 10 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of twopence

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Twopence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of twopence

British : the sum of two pence

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