farthing

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noun far·thing \ˈfär-thiŋ\

Definition of farthing

  1. 1a :  a former British monetary unit equal to 14 of a pennyb :  a coin representing this unit

  2. 2 :  something of small value :  mite

Origin and Etymology of farthing

Middle English ferthing, from Old English fēorthung (akin to Middle High German vierdunc fourth part), from Old English fēortha fourth


FARTHING Defined for English Language Learners

farthing

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Definition of farthing for English Language Learners

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


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