halfpennyworth
halfpennyworth \halfpennyworth\ n. the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny.

Syn: ha'p'orth. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • halfpennyworth — (also ha p orth) ► NOUN Brit. 1) as much as could be bought for a halfpenny. 2) (ha p orth) informal a negligible amount: he s never been a ha p orth of bother. ● don t spoil the ship for a ha p orth of tar Cf. ↑don t spoil the ship for a ha p… …   English terms dictionary

  • halfpennyworth — n. (also ha p orth) 1 as much as could be bought for a halfpenny. 2 colloq. a negligible amount (esp. after neg.: doesn t make a halfpennyworth of difference) …   Useful english dictionary

  • halfpennyworth — noun /hɛɪpnɪˈwəθ/ a) As much as could be bought for a halfpenny (pre or post decimalisation). hes never been a haporth of bother b) A negligible amount …   Wiktionary

  • halfpennyworth — adv. worth an extremely small amount, worth half a penny n. quantity that can be purchased for half a penny; extremely small amount …   English contemporary dictionary

  • halfpennyworth — [ heɪpəθ, heɪpnɪˌwəθ] (also ha p orth) noun Brit. 1》 as much as could be bought for a halfpenny. 2》 [usu. with negative] (ha p orth) informal a negligible amount …   English new terms dictionary

  • halfpennyworth — half·pen·ny·worth …   English syllables

  • halfpennyworth — /ˈheɪpəθ/ (say haypuhth) noun 1. as much as may be bought for a halfpenny, a former unit of currency. 2. a trifling amount …   Australian English dictionary

  • three-halfpennyworth — three halfˈpennyworth or threeha porth /thrē hāpˈərth/ noun An amount of something costing one old penny and a halfpenny • • • Main Entry: ↑three …   Useful english dictionary

  • ha'p'orth —  Halfpennyworth, a ha p orth of difference Very little or no difference …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • ha'p'orth — Brit. var. of HALFPENNYWORTH. * * * [ hāpərTH] n. variant spelling of halfpennyworth * * * ha p orth 7 [ha p orth] [ˈheɪpəθ] [ˈheɪpərθ] noun singular ( …   Useful english dictionary

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