half-pint

half pint

[haf pahynt, hahf for 1; haf pahynt, hahf 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:
1605–15

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