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halfpenny

noun half·pen·ny \ˈhāp-nē, ˈhā-pə-, US also ˈhaf-ˌpe-nē, ˈhäf-\

: a former British coin worth one half of a penny

Full Definition of HALFPENNY

1
plural halfpence \ˈhā-pən(t)s, US also ˈhaf-ˌpen(t)s, ˈhäf-\ or halfpennies :  a formerly used British coin representing one half of a penny
2
:  the sum of half a penny
3
:  a small amount
halfpenny adjective
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First Known Use of HALFPENNY

13th century

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