Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A halfpenny.

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  • n. A halfpenny; a former British coin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A half-penny.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an English coin worth half a penny

Etymologies

Alteration of halfpenny.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • One had eaten a ha'penny roll that day, the other had eaten nothing.

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  • Why it's still going The warm, buttery plots and familiar, approachable cast remind older viewers of the days when they could buy a pint for tuppence ha'penny and still have change for a misjudged June Whitfield cameo.

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  • We worked it out to eight-pence ha'penny, or seventeen cents, for two men working three hours and a half.

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  • "I'll give you a ha'penny for another lump of sugar in the tea," I said.

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  • She gave the beggars five fathoms of calico for the big mainsail, two sticks of tobacco for the chronometer, and a sheath-knife worth elevenpence ha'penny for a hundred fathoms of brand new five-inch manila.

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  • The negatives come from those who don't want to spend a ha'penny on the positive act of supporting the Welsh Language, like the CBI.

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  • A reed basket of ha'penny nails to go with it lay in the jumble of objects at the far end of the table; something perhaps left behind by the carpenters who had furnished the room.

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  • Moving without haste, Randall leaned past Jamie to pluck a ha'penny nail delicately from the reed basket.

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  • "I wouldn't trust you with a ha'penny!" announced his brother when he had done.

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