[haf-bluhd-id, hahf-]

Origin of half-blooded

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Historical Examples of half-blooded

  • I am no better than most traders—you see it is the custom here, neither is she worse than any of these half-blooded Paumotuans.

  • I know these Yankees well--you are one, yourself, though only half-blooded; but I know them well, and have often seen them tried.


    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The word "coloured," in the States, seems to apply to the whole negro race, whether full-blooded or half-blooded.

  • It's only your half-blooded Americans that have been baked over in Europe, and our silly finefied gals that chase after you.

British Dictionary definitions for half-blooded


  1. being related to another individual through only one parent
  2. having parents of different races
  3. (of a domestic animal) having only one parent of known pedigree
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