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two·penceor tup·pence (tŭp′əns)
n. Chiefly British
1. Two pennies regarded as a monetary unit.
2. pl. twopence or two·penc·es A British coin worth two pennies.
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1. the sum of two pennies
2. (used with a negative) something of little value (in the phrase not care or give twopence)
3. (Historical Terms) a former British silver coin, now only coined as Maundy money
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two•pence(ˈtʌp əns, ˈtuˌpɛns)
n., pl. -pence, -pen•ces for 2,3.
1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Brit. 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 trifle.
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twopence[ˈtʌpəns] N → dos peniques; (= coin) → moneda f de dos peniques
it's not worth twopence → no vale una perra gorda
see also care C1
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