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half and half



half and half (not comparable)

  1. In equal parts; half


half and half (not comparable)

  1. In two equal parts.



half and half (uncountable)

  1. Half one thing and half another.
  2. (US) A mixture of cream and milk often used in coffee, defined by the US Food and Drug Administration to contain between 10.5% and 18% milk fat.
  3. A mixture of two alcoholic beverages, most frequently those brewed from malt, such as porter and ale or mild and bitter beers, in about equal parts; also used for equal parts of an alcoholic beverage and water.
  4. A person of mixed race or with dual nationality.
  5. (UK) A combination of both rice and chips as an accompaniment to a curry, as opposed to one or the other.
  6. (UK) A combination of beer and ale (or similar alcoholic drinks) in equal quantities.
    Accordingly, we went to a public-house, near the Theatre, sat ourselves down in a quiet room up-stairs on the first floor, and called for a pint of half-and-half, a-piece, and a pipe. — Dickens.