Definition of twopenny in English:



  • attributive Costing or worth two pence, especially before decimalization (1971).

    • ‘West saw the potential of the new craze and responded by producing sheets of characters, which he sold at ‘a penny plain and twopenny coloured’: ‘juvenile drama’ was born.’
    • ‘Bill goes off five mornings a week to Redbrick University exactly as he went to Back Street Council School and Drabtown Municipal School for Boys - and he goes on his bicycle, to save the twopenny tram fare.’
    • ‘‘I don't give a tuppenny - criticism to me is like water off a duck's back, ‘he said.’’
    • ‘Because it has a member who does not give a tuppenny about the seat he represents.’