half-and-half

[ haf-uh n-haf, hahf-uh n-hahf ]
/ ˈhæf ənˈhæf, ˈhɑf ənˈhɑf /

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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