What does the term "A two-dollar word mean"?

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  • Kerry
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    To use bellicose, multi syllabic words to try and impress.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No offense... while the meaning would be similar...

    The correct term is: "$3 word". Costly. For some reason, the number 3 shows up a lot in common phrases... Another is the "$3 bill".. which is another way of saying strange, queer (aka gay). Then, there's "3rd rate", "the 3rd time's a charm" and "3's a crowd" which is understandable.

  • Kim
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    A big word - a show-off type word. My mom always said 'ten-dollar word'... same thing

  • lesley
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    I was wondering the same question too yesterday

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