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.

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Origin of half pint

First recorded in 1605–15
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