variants or pint-sized
: small

Examples of pint-size in a Sentence

a pint-size wrestler who could defeat opponents twice his size
Recent Examples on the Web And after a silly kung fu detour, Bond faces off against his foe — as well as Scaramanga's pint-size sidekick, Nick Nack (Hervé Villechaize) — at a mod island hideout in the South China Sea. Chris Nashawaty,, 29 May 2024 Because this fresh berry pie recipe is made in pint-size portions, the cute desserts can be on your table in less than an hour. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 May 2024 Chatters Who Have Been There weighed in with great suggestions for easing pint-size diners into restaurants. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 These pint-size pieces of furniture offer the perfect spot for exploring arts and crafts, Play-Doh, or building blocks, not to mention making mealtime a blast. Samantha McIntyre, Parents, 9 Mar. 2024 An interaction between Stallone and a pint-size fan has also gone viral. Jessica Wang,, 4 Dec. 2023 Today there are more than 400 genetically distinct breeds, ranging from pint-size Pomeranians to massive mastiffs. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 2 Feb. 2024 And to top it off, performers who had been child actors—Christina Applegate, Jason Bateman, Jodie Foster—spoke about their first TV roles while the screens behind them showed photos of their pint-size selves. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 16 Jan. 2024 Wong has been readying the space for more than two years, flipping a former storage unit and salon into a commercial bakery with a pint-size retail counter. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pint-size was in 1921

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“Pint-size.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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variants or pint-sized
: tiny, small
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