Definition of tenner in English:



  • A ten-pound note.

    • ‘These wines will cost around a tenner a bottle.’
    • ‘The next time I saw him he was counting out a huge roll of tenners on the front seat of his van.’
    • ‘One hundred crisp tenners would come in very handy.’
    • ‘At the end of the day I found that I had accepted two forged tenners.’
    • ‘I found a tenner on the floor in the pub.’
    • ‘He stuffed one hand in his pocket and pulled out a bunch of tenners.’
    • ‘Most of us have some experience of winning the odd tenner on the lottery.’
    • ‘He pulled his dad's old wallet from his pocket and took out our ten crisp tenners.’
    • ‘It's amazing how little fun you can have for a tenner these days.’
    • ‘People are collecting anything from a few tenners to hundreds of pounds.’
    • ‘If you chase someone to repay the tenner you lent them, you look mean-spirited and churlish.’
    • ‘They'll never remember to pay you and even if they do, they'll mix up tenners and fivers.’
    • ‘Last year it was £15 but it's just a tenner this year.’
    • ‘I thrust a tenner at a passing waiter to pay for the drinks.’
    • ‘I got one donation of £50, and lots of people gave tenners - I've been given over £150 so far.’
    • ‘The rug was a fake and cost me a tenner down Greenwich market.’
    • ‘He pulls a roll of notes from his back pocket and peels off a tenner.’
    • ‘The cash machine started to deliver £20 notes instead of the tenners people were expecting.’
    • ‘A decent meal for around a tenner still stands as good value in my book.’
    • ‘The trader dishes the CDs out as fivers and tenners change hands.’