half-pint
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. half a pint 2. a short, small, or inconsequential person II. adjective Date: 1931 of less than average size ; diminutive

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  • half pint — /haf puynt , hahf / for 1; /haf puynt , hahf / for 2, 3 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. [1605 15] * * * 1.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-pint — /haf ˈpaɪnt/ (say hahf puynt) noun 1. half of one pint. 2. a small person, especially a small woman. –adjective 3. of or containing a half pint. 4. of or relating to a small person …   Australian English dictionary

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