half-pint


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half-pint

(hăf′pīnt′, häf′-)
n. Slang
A small person or animal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half-pint - disparaging terms for small peoplehalf-pint - disparaging terms for small people  
small person - a person of below average size
Translations

half-pint

[ˌhɑːfˈpaɪnt] N
1. (= measure) → media pinta f
2. (= small person) → enano/a m/f
References in classic literature ?
When two o'clock arrived the professional reed-drawers tossed off the last half-pint in their flagon, put down their hooks, tied their last sheaves, and went away.
After securing a bed at the hotel, and ordering a frugal curate's dinner (bit of fish, two chops, mashed potatoes, semolina pudding, half-pint of sherry), I sallied out to look at the town.
let me gratefully drink your health in the nastiest and smallest half-pint of sherry this palate ever tasted, or these eyes ever beheld!
The windows are, for the same reason, sufficiently diversified in appearance, being ornamented with every variety of common blind and curtain that can easily be imagined; while every doorway is blocked up, and rendered nearly impassable, by a motley collection of children and porter pots of all sizes, from the baby in arms and the half-pint pot, to the full-grown girl and half-gallon can.
It arrested me, and he stood by civilly, holding a half-pint champagne bottle (medical comforts) with the candle stuck in it.
The dust rose in clouds from the sanded floor; he leaped straight up amongst the deal tables, struck his heels together, squatted on one heel in front of old Preble, shooting out the other leg, uttered wild and exulting cries, jumped up to whirl on one foot, snapping his fingers above his head--and a strange carter who was having a drink in there began to swear, and cleared out with his half-pint in his hand into the bar.
A very small measure will overset him; he may be bowled off his unsteady legs with a half-pint pot.
Smallweed, compelling the attendance of the waitress with one hitch of his eyelash, instantly replies as follows: "Four veals and hams is three, and four potatoes is three and four, and one summer cabbage is three and six, and three marrows is four and six, and six breads is five, and three Cheshires is five and three, and four half-pints of half-and-half is six and three, and four small rums is eight and three, and three Pollys is eight and six.
Emma Bridgewater expects to make in excess of 200,000 pieces of Diamond Jubilee ware, including more than 50,000 of their distinctively shaped half-pint mugs.
The beer is sold in half-pint bottles and is more alcoholic than whisky or vodka.
Ross was drinking a half-pint (284 milliliters) of Stella Artois.
The DPM half-pint mixer is supplied with a vacuum, sight/charge port, light, jacketed mix vessel and a thermocouple to sense batch temperature.