Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small person or animal.

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

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

  • noun disparaging terms for small people

Etymologies

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half- +‎ pint

Examples

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    In praise of … the pint | Editorial

  • 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

  • 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

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