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[haf pahynt, hahf for 1; haf pahynt, hahf for 2, 3] /ˈhæf ˈpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 1; ˈhæf ˌpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 2, 3/

half of a pint, equal to 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) or 16 tablespoons (0.2 liter).
Informal. a very short person.
Slang. a person of little importance or influence.


: half-pint showman



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