an amount that may be bought for a halfpenny
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. […]
[haf-pahyp, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌpaɪp, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. a half-moon-shaped chute or ramp used by snowboarders and skateboarders to provide a takeoff for a jump. noun 1. a structure with a U-shaped cross-section, used in performing stunts in skateboarding, snowboarding, rollerblading, etc