Definition of pint-sized in US English:


(also pint-size)


  • Very small.

    ‘at age seven, he was a pint-sized superstar’
    ‘a pint-sized apartment’
    • ‘The television cartoon draws 535,000 pint-size viewers each week and is the top-rated show among children aged two to 11.’
    • ‘The pint-sized player will be hoping for better fortunes in New York, where she has made three quarter-final appearances.’
    • ‘My lips quivered, inches away from my pint-sized patient's, his hot, bourbon soaked breath washing over my face.’
    • ‘Kylie is literally a sex symbol - male and female, gay and straight, adult and child can superimpose their own desires onto her pert, pint-sized body.’
    • ‘The usual excuse is that readers of newspapers prefer their sentences short, their paragraphs pint-sized and text uncluttered with mysterious squiggles.’
    • ‘Houses, farms, barns and even mini wishing wells create a pint-sized Lakeland landscape, which is popular with adults as well as junior visitors.’
    • ‘Our pint-sized critics watched in fidgety silence.’
    • ‘There are literally billions of titles that rely on the draw of a pint-sized actor or actress to sell copies.’
    • ‘The pint-sized heroes return for the final instalment of an entertaining trilogy and they face their biggest adventure yet.’
    • ‘You're so pint-sized, you take up too little space.’
    • ‘Since the pint-sized Antipodean jumped the fence of Ramsay Street to conquer the world, many a soap starlet has been foolhardy enough to try and conquer the pop charts.’
    • ‘Instead of machine guns, these pint-sized criminals rub each other out by hurling cream pies.’
    • ‘The boys are all a few years older and treat their pint-size leader like a kid sister.’
    • ‘Bryant handles all comers - the media, the pint-size kids wearing his No.8 jersey, the sponsor representatives, the squealing teenage girls, the corporate schmoozers - with equal coolness.’
    • ‘It wasn't that I was bullied - it was just that I was pint-sized compared to the Canadian kids, who came quart-sized.’
    • ‘Don't get me wrong, I did my stint of trailing round the neighbourhood wearing a spooky mask and an old sheet as a child, so at this time of year I force myself to tolerate pint-sized seasonal visitors.’
    • ‘There were those who suggested the pint-sized workaholic former minister would be stuck for something to do after her resignation, but by all accounts she is revelling in her newfound freedom.’
    • ‘She'd never be more than what she was: an assistant superintendent in a pint-sized suburban school district.’
    • ‘Maloney is a diminutive treasure, a pint-sized magician and, from free kicks, consistently lethal.’
    • ‘With some difficulty, we managed to dissuade our left-leaning daughter from buying pint-sized T-shirts for our preschool grandchildren.’
    minute, small-scale, scaled-down, mini, baby, toy, pocket, fun-size, petite, dwarfish, knee-high, miniature, minuscule, microscopic, nanoscopic, infinitesimal, micro, diminutive, pocket-sized, reduced, lilliputian
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