halfpenny

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

Definition of halfpenny

  1. 1 plural halfpenceplay \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. 2 :  the sum of half a penny

  3. 3 :  a small amount

halfpenny

adjective

First Known Use of halfpenny

13th century


HALFPENNY Defined for English Language Learners

halfpenny

play
noun

Definition of halfpenny for English Language Learners

  • : a former British coin worth one half of a penny

Learn More about halfpenny


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up halfpenny? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!