Share this entry

Share this page

half-inch

Line breaks: half-inch

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of half-inch in English:

noun

A unit of length half as long as an inch.

verb

[with object] British informal Back to top  
Steal: she had her handbag half-inched
[ 1920s: rhyming slang for 'pinch']

Definition of half-inch in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…