half and half

See also: half-and-half



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half and half (not comparable)

  1. In equal parts; half


half and half (not comparable)

  1. In two equal parts.



half and half (countable and uncountable, plural half and halfs)

  1. A mixture of two things, generally in about equal proportions.
    1. (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.
    2. 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.
    3. A pizza with two different sets of toppings, one on each half.
    4. A person of mixed race or with dual nationality.
    5. (Britain, Ireland) A combination of both rice and chips as an accompaniment to a curry, as opposed to one or the other.
    6. (Britain) A combination of beer and ale (or similar alcoholic drinks) in equal quantities.
    7. (slang) Both oral sex and vaginal sex performed in sequence by a prostitute
    8. (US) A mixture of half lemonade and half iced tea.
    9. (Western Canada) A cup of coffee with the equivalent of half a packet of sugar and half a creamer of cream.


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