AskDefine | Define farthing

Dictionary Definition

farthing n : a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Former British unit of currency worth one-quarter of an old penny.
  2. A coin worth one farthing.

Extensive Definition

Farthing is an old word meaning a fourth or a quarter. In modern usage it could refer to:
farthing in Hebrew: פרת'ינג
farthing in Swedish: Fjärding

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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