tuppenny-ha'penny

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tuppenny +‎ ha’penny, i.e. “worth 2½ (old) pence”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌtʌpəni ˈheɪpəni/, /ˌtʌpni ˈheɪpni/

Adjective[edit]

tuppenny-ha’penny (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, chiefly derogatory) Very cheap.
    You’d think he’d lost a Rolex rather than that tuppenny-ha’penny old watch of his.

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