- a half-breed.
- a person who has only one parent in common with another person, as a half sister or half brother.
Origin of half-blood
1400–50; late Middle English half blod
- the relation between persons having only one common parent.
Origin of half blood
First recorded in 1545–55
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Examples from the Web for half-blood
As a half-blood gypsy tinker he must have been self-contained and pleasant.The Gypsies
Charles G. Leland
That the stranger was a half-blood could be seen at a glance.Frank Merriwell Down South
Burt L. Standish
The urging of the half-blood was in vain, and he was forced to give it up.
The half-blood said nothing, but he and his companions were beginning to finger their weapons.
The horses were tethered near the cabin, and a half-blood Indian was watching them.
- the relationship between individuals having only one parent in common
- an individual having such a relationship
- a less common name for a half-breed
- a half-blooded domestic animal
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