[haf pahynt, hahf for 1; haf pahynt, hahf 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.
Origin of half pint
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for 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
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.