Definition of farthing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɑːðɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːrðɪŋ//
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in the past, a British coin worth one quarter of an old penny Word Origin Old English fēorthing, from fēortha ‘fourth’, perhaps on the pattern of Old Norse fjórthungr ‘quarter’.

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