tuppence

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tuppence (plural tuppences)

  1. (UK, informal, dated) Two pence (in pre- or post-decimalisation currency).
    Milk has gone up to tuppence ha'penny a pint.
    • 1909, W. W. Jacobs, "Prize Money," in Sailor's Knots,
      In less than four days twenty-three men had paid their tuppences to Henery, who 'ad been made the seckitary.
  2. (UK, idiomatic) Opinion.
  3. (UK, slang, usually childish) Vulva or vagina.
    • 2012, Richard Johns, Diagnosis of the Soul: The Long Road to the Beginning
      The lady confided to the nurse helping her up off the examination couch, and told her “He put his hand up me funnel and made me tuppence bleed!”

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