pl. -·pence or -·pennies
a former British coin equal to half a penny
worth a halfpenny, or very little; trifling
nounpl. half·pence or half·pen·nies
- a. A British coin worth one half of a new penny.b. A British coin worth one half of an old penny, no longer in circulation.
- The sum of one half of a penny.
(plural halfpennies or halfpence)
halfpenny (not comparable)
- Costing or worth one halfpenny.