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  • n. Alternative spelling of half sister.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sister by one parent only.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sister by one parent only.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sister who has only one parent in common with you
  • n. a sister who has only one parent in common with you

Etymologies

From Middle English half-süster, equivalent to half- +‎ sister. Compare Dutch halfzus, halfzuster ("half-sister"), German Halbschwester ("half-sister"), Swedish halvsyster ("half-sister"), Icelandic hálf-systir ("half-sister"). (Wiktionary)

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