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half cent

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noun

a bronze coin of the U.S., equal to one-half cent, issued at various periods between 1793 and 1857.

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half board, half boot, half brother, half buck, half cadence, half cent, half cock, half crown, half deck, half dime, half dollar

Origin of half cent

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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