Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A small person or animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unit of volume used for liquids equal to half of a pint.
  • n. Half a pint of beer.
  • n. A small child.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. disparaging terms for small people

Etymologies

half- +‎ pint (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The two-thirds is an additional measure to the pint, half-pint and virtually unknown third.

    In praise of … the pint | Editorial

  • I have an attachment for my foodsaver that lets you vac-seal ordinary mason jars which makes sealing liquids a snap ... works on half-pint, pint and quart sized jars!

    Use Your Freezer Efficiently To Save Money (and Food) | Lifehacker Australia

  • Soon after that, a friend who worked in a Florida hospital would send 3,000 half-pint glass infant formula bottles with airtight lids. âˆSeemed a shame to hide these beautiful bean seeds in opaque plastic.

    Kurt Michael Friese: Memories of a Life Spent Saving Seeds

  • Soon after that, a friend who worked in a Florida hospital would send 3,000 half-pint glass infant formula bottles with airtight lids.

    Kurt Michael Friese: Memories of a Life Spent Saving Seeds

  • At Sunday's Bloomingdale Farmers Market, find pints of mild beet kimchi, pear chutney, pastured chicken stock, natural sun-dried tomatoes from certified organic tomatoes plus pickled hot peppers in half-pint jars, fermented tomato salsa and pickled beans.

    Market Roundup: Oct. 21-Oct. 27

  • At Sunday's Bloomingdale Farmers Market, find pints of pickled beets, sauerkraut, fermented salsa and bloody mary mix, pickled hot pepers in half-pint jars; new cured meats such as guanciale, lonzino and lomo; Painted Hand will have goat; Garner expects to have sweet corn; Snow Bear will have Romaine and purple Osaka mustard greens; Copper Pot will have mallard duck ragout.

    Market Roundup: Oct. 14-Oct. 20

  • So yeah, my sister D was recently cleaning up around her condo and she stumbled upon a letter I wrote to her when she was in college, and this half-pint of a comic strip was included.

    A Comic Strip from Many Years Ago

  • I would have thought the answer was obvious -- yes, of course: politics is barely more than skin-deep -- but the malignant half-pint disagrees.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • My favorite part of the process, which Jay Valentine , Elmhurst's vice president and general manager, rushed me through because of the ear-splitting noise, is where blow mold machines transform molten plastic into milk containers that are then slapped with the brightly colored labels for the various companies whose milk Elmhurst bottles in half-pint, quart, half-gallon and gallon receptacles.

    New York's Milky Way

  • Was typing on one of these half-pint blackberries whilst trying to follow madness of March, twelve time zones away.

    R.I.P. Mr. Walken | clusterflock

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