farthing

[ fahr-thing ]
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noun
  1. a former bronze coin of Great Britain, equal to one-fourth of a British penny: withdrawn in 1961.

  2. something of very small value: I don't care a farthing for your opinion.

Origin of farthing

1
First recorded before 950; Middle English ferthing, Old English fēorthing; see fourth, -ing3

Other words from farthing

  • half-farthing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for farthing

farthing

/ (ˈfɑːðɪŋ) /


noun
  1. a former British bronze coin, worth a quarter of an old penny, that ceased to be legal tender in 1961

  2. something of negligible value; jot

Origin of farthing

1
Old English fēorthing from fēortha fourth + -ing 1

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