Two bits

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Two bits is an archaic term used primarily in Canada and the United States to refer to a quarter of a dollar, or 25 cents. The term is derived from the Spanish real, which was termed a 'bit' by North Americans. The real was worth one-eighth of a Spanish dollar.

Two bits or two-bit may also refer to:

  • Mr. Two Bits (born 1922), football fan of the Florida Gators football team
  • Shave and a haircut, two bits, a well-known seven note rhythm
  • "Two-Bit Manchild", a 1968 song written and performed by Neil Diamond
  • Two-Bit Mathews, a character in the 1965 American novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Two Bit Monsters, a 1980 album by American singer-songwriter John Hiatt
  • Two Bits, a 1995 American dramatic film
  • Two-Bits Homan (born 1898), Henry Homan, a professional American football player in the 1920s
  • Two Bits Man, an unidentified author of the humor and college commentary column "Two Bits" in The Technique, the student newspaper of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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