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half-and-half

[haf-uh n-haf, hahf-uh n-hahf] /ˈhæf ənˈhæf, ˈhɑf ənˈhɑf/
noun
1.
a mixture of two things, especially in equal or nearly equal proportions.
2.
milk and light cream combined in equal parts, especially for table use.
3.
Chiefly British. a mixture of two malt liquors, especially porter and ale.
adjective
4.
half one thing and half another.
adverb
5.
in two equal parts.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15
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Examples from the web for half-and-half
  • Use a protractor to draw the angled tops and the mitered midpoint of the folded and half-and-half roofs.
  • Place the cream, half-and-half and sugar in a medium saucepan, and warm over medium heat.
  • Add the milk and half-and-half to the apples and bring to a simmer.
British Dictionary definitions for half-and-half

half-and-half

noun
1.
a mixture of half one thing and half another thing
2.
a drink consisting of equal parts of beer and stout, or equal parts of bitter and mild
adjective
3.
of half one thing and half another thing
adverb
4.
in two equal parts
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Word Origin and History for half-and-half
n.

1756 as "ale and porter;" as a mixture of milk and cream, by 1946.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for half-and-half

half-and-half

noun

Fellatio plus copulation (1960s+ Prostitutes)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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