farthing

[ fahr-th ing ]
/ ˈfɑr ðɪŋ /

noun

a former bronze coin of Great Britain, equal to one-fourth of a British penny: withdrawn in 1961.
something of very small value: I don't care a farthing for your opinion.

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Origin of farthing

before 950; Middle English ferthing, Old English fēorthing. See fourth, -ing3

OTHER WORDS FROM farthing

half-far·thing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for farthing

farthing
/ (ˈfɑːðɪŋ) /

noun

a former British bronze coin, worth a quarter of an old penny, that ceased to be legal tender in 1961
something of negligible value; jot

Word Origin for farthing

Old English fēorthing from fēortha fourth + -ing 1
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