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half–pint

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noun \ˈhaf-ˌpīnt, ˈhäf-\

Definition of half–pint

  1. 1 :  half a pint

  2. 2 :  a short, small, or inconsequential person



15th Century

First Known Use of half–pint

15th century


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half–pint

adjective

Definition of half–pint

  1. :  of less than average size :  diminutive



1931

First Known Use of half–pint

1931


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