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farden (plural fardens)

  1. (Britain, obsolete, Northern England) Eye dialect spelling of farthing.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 9:
      Sir Pitt did not care, as he said, a brass fardenfor any one of them.
    • 1872, T.P. Wilson, Frank Oldfield[1]:
      The young gent's been and popped all his things for the play and the drink; and I haven't myself so much as a brass farden to get a mouthful o' meat with."
    • 1904, E. Nesbit, The Phoenix and the Carpet[2]:
      Nicked the bloomin' lot 'e did--and me with not a farden to take 'ome to my brother and his missus.'
    • 1908, James Blyth, Edward FitzGerald and "Posh"[3]:
      He was off with the letters and all, and never gave me a farden for what he had or what he l'arnt off o' me.
    • 1915, John Hartley, Yorksher Puddin'[4]:
      'If tha weant, tha weant,' he sed, soa that settles it, but awd rayther let th' bums tak away nearly ivvery stick aght o'th' haase nor awd take a farden less nor seven shillin'; that's th' lowest aw ivver will tak, an if tha doesn't buy'em at that price tha'll rue, for tha'll niver have sich a chonce ageean.'





  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of fardar.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of fardar.
  3. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of fardar.