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Meaning of half pint

half pint

Pronunciation: (haf' pīnt', häf' for 1 haf' pīnt&sec, häf' for 2, 3), [key]
  1. half of a pint, equal to 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) or 16 tablespoons (0.2 liter).
  2. a very short person.
  3. a person of little importance or influence.
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