twopenny

Part of speech: adjective

Of the price or value of twopence; hence, cheap.

Share it on:

Usage examples "twopenny":

  1. The result to the fortunate proprietor was a substantial one; his house became known and for many years kept up its reputation on the deformity of a twopenny shell- fish. - "The History of "Punch"", M. H. Spielmann.
  2. We had no cheap twopenny and penny toys then, for it was long before Christmas trees became generally known in England. - "Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves", Frances Freeling Broderip.
  3. He was rather a strong partisan, and, having a brilliant vein of poetical satire, he wrote in 1813 The Twopenny Post Bag- the best satiric verse of the poetical kind since the Anti- Jacobin, and the best on the Whig side since the Rolliad. - "A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)", George Saintsbury.