1. [mid-18C–1900s] a halfpenny; thus in US a cent.
2. [late 18C–early 19C] (orig. Irish) a counterfeit halfpenny, circulated 1700–50.
3. [late 19C] money in general.
[late 19C–1900s] penniless.
[mid-19C+] to not care at all.
[late 19C+] not to matter whatsoever.
[19C–1900s] worthless, useless.