Definition of twopenn'orth in English:



  • 1An amount of something that is worth or costs twopence.

    ‘twopenn'orth of twist’
    • ‘Last Saturday night me and my little Emma here, we sold 7 pounds worth of whelks between eight and half past eleven o'clock - and almost all in penn'orths and twopenn'orths - a few, hap'orths, but not many.’
    • ‘With a penn'orth of ceiling white, twopenn'orth of lime and a penn'orth of colour powder plus the enforced help of two very reluctant sisters, the house was re-decorated.’
    1. 1.1A paltry or insignificant amount.
      • ‘He might have made it, too, had his twopenn'orth of talent been matched by more than a ha'porth of speed.’
      • ‘There then followed 15 days of denials, plus various ‘friends’ chipping in their twopenn'orth.’