farthing

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

far·thing

noun \ˈfär-thiŋ\

: a former British coin that had a value equal to 1/4 of a penny

Full Definition of FARTHING

1
a :  a former British monetary unit equal to 14 of a penny
b :  a coin representing this unit
2
:  something of small value :  mite

Origin of FARTHING

Middle English ferthing, from Old English fēorthung (akin to Middle High German vierdunc fourth part), from Old English fēortha fourth
First Known Use: before 12th century

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