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- (Britain) As much as could be bought for a halfpenny (pre- or post-decimalisation).
- (Britain, informal) A negligible amount.
- he's never been a ha'p'orth of bother
- Also used in combination with larger amounts, as in "twopence halfpennyworth" (as much as could be bought for two and a half pence).
- New Oxford American Dictionary