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


having parents of two different breeds, species, or the like.


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Origin of half-blooded

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Example sentences from the Web for half-blooded

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

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for half-blooded



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