[ haf pahynt, hahf for 1; haf pahynt, hahf for 2, 3 ]
/ ˈhæf ˈpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 1; ˈhæf ˌpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 2, 3 /
half of a pint, equal to 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) or 16 tablespoons (0.2 liter).
Informal. a very short person.
Slang. a person of little importance or influence.
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paltry, measly, inconsequential, tiny, frail, trivial, feeble, youngster, fellow, schoolboy, lad, youth, child, guy, short, scrub, dwarf, wee, shot, dwarfed
- half mourning,
- half nelson,
- half note,
- half of it,
- half pay,
- half relief,
- half rest,
- half seas over,
- half shell,
- half sister
Origin of half pint
First recorded in 1605–15
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