[hey-puh-nee, heyp-nee] /ˈheɪ pə ni, ˈheɪp ni/
noun, plural halfpennies for 1; halfpence
[hey-puh ns] /ˈheɪ pəns/ (Show IPA), for 2.
a bronze coin of the United Kingdom, equal to half a penny: use phased out in 1984.
the sum of half a penny.
of the price or value of a halfpenny.
of little value; worthless:
a halfpenny matter.
British Informal. (of newspapers) sensational, especially morbidly or offensively so.
/ˈheɪpnɪ; for sense 1 ˈhɑːfˌpɛnɪ/
Also called half, (pl) -pennies. a small British coin worth half a new penny, withdrawn from circulation in 1985
(pl) -pennies. an old British coin worth half an old penny
(pl) -pence. the sum represented by half a penny
(pl) -pence. something of negligible value
(modifier) having the value or price of a halfpenny
(modifier) of negligible value
mid-13c. (though implied in Old English healfpenigwurð “halfpenny-worth”); see half + penny.
/ˈheɪpəθ/ noun 1. an amount that may be bought for a halfpenny 2. a trifling or very small amount
adjective 1. (NZ, informal) poorly planned or conceived Equivalent expression (in certain other countries) half-baked
[haf-pahyk, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌpaɪk, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. . 2. a short pike formerly used by sailors boarding enemy vessels.
[haf pahynt, hahf for 1; haf pahynt, hahf for 2, 3] /ˈhæf ˈpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 1; ˈhæf ˌpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 2, 3/ noun 1. half of a pint, equal to 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) or 16 tablespoons (0.2 liter). 2. Informal. a very short person. 3. Slang. a person of little importance or influence. […]