/haf"inch", hahf"-/, n.
a half of an inch, equal to 1/24 of a foot (1.27 centimeters).

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  • half-inch — /haf inch , hahf /, n. a half of an inch, equal to 1/24 of a foot (1.27 centimeters). [1810 20] * * * half inchˈ noun Half of an inch of length transitive verb (rhyming sl) To pinch, steal • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-inch — noun a unit of length half as long as an inch. verb Brit. informal steal. [1920s: rhyming sl. for pinch .] …   English new terms dictionary

  • half-inch —    to steal    Rhyming slang for pinch1, mainly of petty pilfering:     You used to arf inch suckers orf the barrers. (Kersh, 1936 a sucker was an orange) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • half-inch — /haf ˈɪntʃ/ (say hahf inch) verb (t) Colloquial to pinch; steal. {rhyming slang} …  

  • half inch — I Australian Slang to pinch, to steal II Cockney Rhyming Slang Pinch (steal) Someone s half inched me pint! …   English dialects glossary

  • half-inch — Verb. To steal. Rhyming slang for pinch . E.g. Yeah, I didn t have enough money so I half inched it from my mum s purse. 1920s …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • half-inch — verb To pinch, to steal …   Wiktionary

  • Half inch — to pinch, to steal …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • half inch — Meaning Pinch (steal). Origin Cockney rhyming slang …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • half inch — • Rhyming Slang for pinch (steal) …   Londonisms dictionary

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