Definition of nuppence in English:

nuppence

Pronunciation /ˈnʌp(ə)ns/

noun

informal British
  • No money; nothing.

    Use of the word has declined since the introduction of decimal coinage in Britain in 1971.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Lang (1844–1912), anthropologist, classicist, and historian. From n- + -uppence.