From Middle English pinte, from Old French pinte, assumed from Vulgar Latin *pincta (“a mark used to indicate a level of quantity against a larger measure”), from Latin picta (“painted”), from Latin pingō (“paint”, verb).
pint (plural pints)
- A unit of volume, equivalent to:
- one eighth of a gallon, specifically:
- (Hungary) 1.696 liters
- (medicine) 12 fluid ounces
- (Britain, metonymically) A pint of milk.
- Please leave three pints tomorrow, milkman.
- (Britain, metonymically) A glass of beer or cider, served by the pint.
- A couple of pints please, barman.
- 1998, Kirk Jones, Waking Ned, Tomboy films
- Finn: You must have a terrible thirst on you tonight. I've never seen a man drink two pints at the same time.
- imperial pint
- pint glass
- pint pot
- pint-size, pint-sized
- US pint
- you can't fit a quart into a pint pot
- second- and third-person singular present indicative of pinnen
- (archaic) plural imperative of pinnen
pint m (plural pints)
- Jacob Poole (1867) , William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN