- 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.
Origin of half pint
Related Words for half-pintpaltry, measly, inconsequential, tiny, frail, trivial, feeble, youngster, fellow, schoolboy, lad, youth, child, guy, short, scrub, dwarf, wee, shot, dwarfed
Examples from the Web for half-pint
Contemporary Examples of half-pint
Some say it was his half-pint height, others that no amount was too small for him to rob.Hit-and-Run Driver Julio Acevedo Talks, Suggests 50 Cent Connection
March 6, 2013
Historical Examples of half-pint
Pour it through a funnel into half-pint bottles, and cork them well.
Then chop a half-pint of oysters, and beat six eggs very well.
Strain the stock and boil it with a half-pint more to a strong glaze.The Skilful Cook
Chard took out the rum and filled a half-pint pannikin to the brim.Tessa
"Half-pint size," said Cyrus Thurston, and laughed in derision.