Halfpenny definition

hāpə-nē, hāpnē
The sum of one half of a penny.
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A British coin worth one half of a new penny.
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A British coin worth one half of an old penny, no longer in circulation.
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A former British coin equal to half a penny.
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Worth a halfpenny, or very little; trifling.
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(plural: halfpennies) A discontinued British coin worth half of one penny (old or new).
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(plural: halfpence) A quantity of money worth half a penny.
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Costing or worth one halfpenny.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
halfpenny
Plural:
halfpence, halfpennies

Origin of halfpenny

  • From the Middle English halpenī, either from the late-Old English hal-penige or from half +‎ penī; equivalent to half +‎ penny and continually reinforced by that surface analysis.

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