Definitions of ha'penny

  1. an English coin worth half a penny

Usage examples for ha'penny

  1. " I was there," resumed Mrs. Cluppins, " unbeknown to Mrs. Bardell; I had been out with a little basket, gentlemen, to buy three pounds of red kidney pertaties, which was tuppence ha'penny, when I see Mrs. Bardell's street- door on the jar." – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. When he was born he was so small that his nurse exclaimed, " Why, he is no bigger than a ha'penny!" – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  3. I couldn't get not a ha'penny! – The Nether World by George Gissing
  4. There was an automatic penny- in- the- slot piano at the Blue Lion and as that was the last house of the road they made a rather long stop there, playing hooks and rings, shove- ha'penny, drinking, singing, dancing and finally quarrelling. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  5. I wouldn't trust you with a ha'penny! – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy