halfpennyworth

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halfpennyworth

(ˈheɪpəθ) or

ha'p'orth

n
1. an amount that may be bought for a halfpenny
2. a trifling or very small amount
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Noun1.halfpennyworth - the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny
worth - an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value; "10 dollars worth of gasoline"
References in classic literature ?
and a wolly-wou, pully-wou," and then wid that he shoved up his two shoulders till the divil the bit of his hid was to be diskivered, and then he let down the two corners of his purraty-trap, and thin not a haporth more of the satisfaction could I git out o' the spalpeen.
HAPORTH Haporth, ha'p'oth, haypeth, or ha'peth however you want to spell it, calling someone a "daft haporth" literally means that they're next to worthless.
I've had a penny worth of bits of fish, and a haporth of bread, half of the top of a loaf, and I've come and aet it with me poor old mother and me sister, and I've gone back to school.