Meaning of twopence

two•pence

Pronunciation: (tup'uns), [key]
— pl. -pence, -pen•ces
  1. a sum of two pennies.
  2. a bronze coin of the United Kingdom equal to two pennies: issued after decimalization in 1971.
  3. a former copper coin of Great Britain, equal to two pennies, issued under George III.
  4. a former silver coin of England, equal to two pennies: issued only as maundy money after 1662.
  5. a trifle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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