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From Middle English halfpeny, from Old English h(e)alf + penig, penning. Earliest documented use: 1330.
“The Iraqis, by contrast, were led by a halfpenny Hitler.”
Gerald Parshall; The Diplomatists: Powell & Schwarzkopf; US News & World Report (Washington, DC); Mar 16, 1998.
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