half pint

[ haf pahynt, hahf for 1; haf pahynt, hahf for 2, 3 ]
/ ˈhæf ˈpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 1; ˈhæf ˌpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 2, 3 /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. half mourning,
  2. half nelson,
  3. half note,
  4. half of it,
  5. half pay,
  6. half relief,
  7. half rest,
  8. half seas over,
  9. half shell,
  10. half sister

Origin of half pint

First recorded in 1605–15

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