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[haf-bluhd, hahf-]
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  1. a half-breed.
  2. 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

half blood

  1. the relation between persons having only one common parent.
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Origin of half blood

First recorded in 1545–55
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  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for half-blood


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