tuppenny ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Britain, becoming old-fashioned) Literally, worth tuppence (two pence); of little value or status.
    • Pop Goes the Weasel, a well-known English nursery rhyme
      Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
      Half a pound of treacle.
      That’s the way the money goes,
      Pop! goes the weasel.


  1. (Britain, dated, juvenile) (In the children's game of leapfrog) The head. [Perhaps from a tuppenny loaf]
    • W.S. Gilbert; The Gondoliers A Lord High Chancellor is a personage of great dignity, who should never, under any circumstances, place himself in the position of being told to tuck in his tuppenny, except by noblemen of his own rank.

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