Noun. A pet name for a silly person. A shortening of daft apeth. Apeth, derived from haypneeworth (half a penny's worth) but pronounced ha'p'orth.

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  • apeth — 1. noun /ˈeɪpəθ/ a) A halfpennyworth. “Oh Harry, it doesnt matter an apeth were here to see Joni? “Hello luv,” Dad walked in. “Hello Dad.” “Had a good week then?” b) An affectionate term for a silly or foolish person …   Wiktionary

  • apeth — Yorkshire Dialect A halfpenny worth (of sweets) …   English dialects glossary

  • Daft — My Dad used to call me a daft apeth which is short for a daft half penny (in old money). It basically means stupid …   The American's guide to speaking British

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