ha'p'orth


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ha'p'orth

(ˈheɪpəθ)
n
1. a variant spelling of halfpennyworth
2. informal a person considered as specified: daft ha'p'orth.
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Noun1.ha'p'orth - the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny
worth - an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value; "10 dollars worth of gasoline"
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'If you don't take pocket-handkechers and watches,' said the Dodger, reducing his conversation to the level of Oliver's capacity, 'some other cove will; so that the coves that lose 'em will be all the worse, and you'll be all the worse, too, and nobody half a ha'p'orth the better, except the chaps wot gets them--and you've just as good a right to them as they have.'
He argues there is "hardly a ha'p'orth of difference between Welsh Labour, Welsh Tories and Plaid", stating that "none of them actually believes in the independence of the United Kingdom and ergo the independence of Wales".
Feeling sorry for his girlfriend, that daft ha'p'orth Steve has a come up with plan to cheer her up.
Feeling for his girlfriend, that daft ha'p'orth Steve has a plan to cheer her up.
Phase two of my campaign is now four months old, and the news is not good, not only have the signs made not a ''ha'p'orth of difference'', but now I have irrefutable proof that I am ''insane''.
Come on council, don't spoil the ship for a ha'p'orth of tar!