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half-and-half

[ haf-uhn-haf, hahf-uhn-hahf ]
/ ˈhæf ənˈhæf, ˈhɑf ənˈhɑf /
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noun
a mixture of two things, especially in equal or nearly equal proportions.
milk and light cream combined in equal parts, especially for table use.
Chiefly British. a mixture of two malt liquors, especially porter and ale.
adjective
half one thing and half another.
adverb
in two equal parts.
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Origin of half-and-half

First recorded in 1705–15
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British Dictionary definitions for half-and-half

half-and-half

noun
a mixture of half one thing and half another thing
a drink consisting of equal parts of beer and stout, or equal parts of bitter and mild
adjective
of half one thing and half another thing
adverb
in two equal parts
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