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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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Slang definitions & phrases for half-pint

half-pint

modifier

: half-pint showman

noun
  1. A short person: the little half-pint that she was
  2. A boy (mid1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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