Pronunciation: (tup'uns),[key] —n., —pl.-pence, -pen•cesfor 2–4. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)Brit.a sum of two pennies.
2. a bronze coin of the United Kingdom equal to two pennies: issued after decimalization in 1971.
3. a former copper coin of Great Britain, equal to two pennies, issued under George III.
4. a former silver coin of England, equal to two pennies: issued only as maundy money after 1662.
5. a trifle. Also,tuppence.