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What does half sister mean?
A half sister is a sister who is related to her sibling(s) through only one parent.
This typically means that they share only one biological parent (not both). For example, when a person’s parent has a daughter with another partner (who is not the person’s parent), the daughter is considered the person’s half sister.
The term half brother is used in the same way. Half-sibling is a gender-neutral way of saying the same thing.
In contrast, the words stepsister, stepbrother, and stepsibling refer to those who have a sibling relationship (often based on the remarriage of their parents to other partners) but who do not share a biological parent.
The word half in half sister and its related terms only refers to the biological relationship. Half sisters may have close relationships with their siblings, and many people simply call their half sister their sister.
Modifiers such as maternal and paternal are sometimes used to specify which biological parent the siblings have in common.
Example: Over the holidays, I got together with my maternal half sister and my paternal half brother and we had a great time.
Where does half sister come from?
The first records of the term half sister come from the 1100s. The word half refers to the fact that a half sister shares one biological parent with a sibling, not two. Still, half sister are considered blood relatives.
It’s not uncommon for people to have a half-sibling. This always involves one’s parent having a child with another partner. Circumstances vary, but such situations often involve the death of a parent, a separation, or a divorce.
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How is half sister used in real life?
People use terms like half brother and half sister to specify how siblings are related. A lot of people simply call their half sister their sister.
I call my half brother’s half sister my sister because my dad raised her with us https://t.co/1QXIzyG5SH
— 👸🏻 (@lilstringbeans) February 28, 2019
Recently got in contact with my half sister, still can’t believe I have a chance to be an older sister🥺💕
— DeeDee (@Debbie_Debsss) November 15, 2020
Half or full blood regardless I call them my brothers/ sisters. The term half sister has always felt weird to say
— Samantha (@heavensleche) November 13, 2020
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If a person’s mother and father got divorced and each had a daughter with another spouse, both of the daughters would be considered this person’s half sisters.
How to use half sister in a sentence
The child of parents who were both on their second marriages, he came into the world with two half brothers and a half sister who are 15, 13 and nine years older.Four Civilian Astronauts. Three Days in Orbit. One Giant Leap. Meet the Inspiration4 Crew|Jeffrey Kluger|August 10, 2021|Time
Her half-sister Lorna Luft is, but is anyone making sure Liza's not near open flame or an exposed electronic cable?Whoever Wins What, Watch Out For Minnelli|Tim Teeman|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cressida, 20 at the time, bagged the job through half-sister Isabella Calthorpe, who had a lead role, according to the paper.Cressida Bonas's Risqué Film Role Comes Back To Haunt Her|Tom Sykes|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her father attempted to stage an intervention into her drinking, and it was reported that she had a hitherto unknown half-sister.Lindsay Lohan’s Rap Sheet: Arrests, Car Wrecks, Mounting Debt & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"It's sad [Melissa] went down that path," said Brittany Johnson, Barthelemy's half sister.The Serial Killer Victim's Secret Life|Christine Pelisek, Roja Heydarpour|April 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I also had a daughter and son-in-law who were about the age of her half-brother and half-sister.I Helped Save Claus von Bulow|Andrea Reynolds|December 9, 2008|DAILY BEAST
Her ladyship was a half-sister of their father's, and from the height of her grandeur magnanimously patronizing now and then.Theo|Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
They were to start the next day, accompanied by Mrs. Suydam's very amenable half-sister.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
Duncan held a faint impression that his half-sister had never been at all partial to this near neighbor of his.Hubert's Wife|Minnie Mary Lee
This half sister, twelve years younger than herself, had come and gone like some happy dream in Miss Virginia's life.
He had a half-sister much younger than himself who once visited here on her way South.