Dictionary.com

farthing

[ fahr-thing ]
/ ˈfɑr ðɪŋ /
Save This Word!

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a former bronze coin of Great Britain, equal to one-fourth of a British penny: withdrawn in 1961.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.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of farthing

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

OTHER WORDS FROM farthing

half-farthing, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use farthing in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK