Definition of Twopenny-halfpenny

1. Adjective. Of trifling worth.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twopenny-halfpenny

twomp
twomps
twoness
twonesses
twonk
twonked
twonking
twonks
twoonie
twoonies
twopartite
twopence
twopences
twopenn'orth
twopenny
twopenny-halfpenny (current term)
twopenn’orths
twos
twoscore
twoscores
twosies
twosome
twosomes
twoth
twothirds
twotino
twotinos
twoty
twp
twunt

Literary usage of Twopenny-halfpenny

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1. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"... for a man in life than to be a cock of small society. It prevents his ideas from growing : it renders him intolerably conceited. A twopenny halfpenny ..."

2. The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"A twopenny-halfpenny fellow, a not uncommon expression of contempt. Twopenny-hops, low dancing rooms, the price of admission to which was formerly twopence. ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"The Member for Glasgow, by the way, in opposing tiie vote of thanks, described the Afghan campaign as a " twopenny-halfpenny affair. ..."

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