Origin of pint
Examples from the Web for pint
That year, on August 10, the first woman stepped in for a pint.
I order a pint a Fula Farmacia, Casa Bruja's 4.7 percent Blond Ale.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As President, the Father of the Constitution James Madison drank a pint a day.
This continues until an impossibly huge amount of ice cream is compressed into the pint.
Franklin might have been describing James Madison, father of the Constitution, who drank a pint of whiskey every day.Life, Liberty, and the Founding Fathers’ Pursuit of Hoppiness|Kevin Bleyer|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Remove part of the fat, and take half a pint three or four times a day.
He rang a bell and ordered his maid-servant to bring some beef-wafers and a pint of dry Champagne.A Terrible Temptation|Charles Reade
Moisten with a pint of consomm (stock, Art. 1), and simmer them gently for two hours.French Dishes for American Tables|Pierre Caron
His foot was in the air when Felix invited him to "Come and have a pint."London's Heart|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Dissolve Nelson's Gelatine, in the proportion of half-an-ounce to a pint of the fruit, in a little water, stir well together.Nelson's Home Comforts|Mary Hooper
- a pint of beer
- a drink of beerhe's gone out for a pint
Word Origin for pint
mid-14c., from Old French pinte "liquid measure, pint" (13c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pincta (source of Old Provençal, Spanish, Italian pinta), altered from Latin picta "painted," fem. past participle of pingere "to paint" (see paint (v.)), on notion of a painted mark on a vessel indicating this measure. Used elliptically for "pint of ale" (or beer) from 1742. Pint-sized "small" (especially in reference to children) is recorded from 1938.