Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who possesses or gives half only; one who shares.
  • n. A gelded male fallow deer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who possesses or gives half only; one who shares.
  • n. A male fallow deer gelded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who receives, possesses, or pays a half; one who does, has, etc., only half of something.
  • n. A male fallow-deer gelded.
  • n. plural An exclamation among children which entitles the utterer to half of anything found by his companion.

Etymologies

half +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was actually a double seven-and-a-halfer, as I was born art 7:30 in the morning.

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  • Lame little half-assed "paranormal" effects--the modest kind within the means and capabilities of frauds--aren't any more believable than grand, splashy supernatural effects; they're just lamer and halfer-assed.

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  • Todd was moodily looking out of his window one halfer, and discontentedly wondering how he could exist till he should switch on the electric for the evening grind, when a not unfamiliar knock sounded on the door.

    Acton's Feud A Public School Story

  • From that afternoon Todd had no excuse for loafing away any halfer.

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  • This strange manoeuvre, which I did but partially understand, lasted for halfer three-quarters of an hour; to the great amusement of the gaping multitude who were assembled around, and broke up with the most piercing yells and barks like those of so many affrighted dogs.

    Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians

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