[ haf-bluhd, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˌblʌd, ˈhɑf- /


a half-breed.
a person who has only one parent in common with another person, as a half sister or half brother.


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Origin of half-blood

1400–50; late Middle English half blod

Definition for half-blood (2 of 2)

half blood


the relation between persons having only one common parent.

Origin of half blood

First recorded in 1545–55
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British Dictionary definitions for half-blood



  1. the relationship between individuals having only one parent in common
  2. an individual having such a relationship
a less common name for a half-breed
a half-blooded domestic animal
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