curdie, curdee, kerdi noun a half-penny 19-20. Compare kid’s eye etymology: Scots ‘a very small coin, a farthing’ (which was a quarter of a penny); may also be connected with Romani xurdo ‘little’; pre-decimaliztion (1971) there were 240 pennies in a pound; collected by Simson (1865) and attested by two of his informants also attested by SS; form kerdi collected by McCormick