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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
1.
half of a pint, equal to 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) or 16 tablespoons (0.2 liter).
2.
Informal. a very short person.
3.
Slang. a person of little importance or influence.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15
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Examples from the web for half pint
  • Students eligible for free meals receive free milk, all other students pay the established half pint charge.
  • Our berries are packed in pint and half pint clamshells in flats of twelve.

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