threepenny bit
  • (British) IPA: /ˈθɹʌpəni bɪt/

threepenny bit (plural threepenny bits)

  1. (historical) A former (pre-decimalisation) British coin worth three old pennies.
    • 1981, P. L. Travers, Mary Poppins, revised edition, chapter 1:
      All day he worked, cutting out pennies and shillings and half-crowns and threepenny-bits.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang) A woman's breast; a tit.
    • 1983, Robert Drewe, The Bodysurfers, Penguin 2009, p. 86:
      All these skinny modern chicks with their perky threepenny bits do nothing for me.

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