Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being half one thing and half another.
  • adverb In equal portions.
  • noun A mixture of two things in equal portions, especially a mixture of equal parts of milk and cream.
  • noun Chiefly British A blend of malt liquors, especially porter and ale.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mixture of malt liquors; in England, especially, a mixture of porter and ale; in some parts of the United States, old and new ale mixed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A mixture of two malt liquors, esp. porter and ale, in about equal parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of half and half.
  • adverb Alternative spelling of half and half.
  • noun Alternative spelling of half and half.

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

  • adjective in equal parts
  • adverb in equal parts
  • noun half milk and half light cream; contains 10% to 18% butterfat

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Examples

  • The two were known as half-and-half of the cold-blooded Gamboas.

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  • Nearly half-and-half, or more, if you consider that "Avatar" was one of the favorites.

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  • There is nothing more frustrating than sitting down to a bowl of fruit while your significant other slathers butter on a slice of bacon and asks you to pass the half-and-half.

    The Flex Diet

  • Other than crema para batir, I haven't seen either heavy cream, light cream, or half-and-half in the supermarkets here in Mexico.

    Cream

  • Other than crema para batir, I haven't seen either heavy cream, light cream, or half-and-half in the supermarkets here in Mexico.

    Cream

  • Often referred to as a moitié-moitié , or half-and-half, it mixes Gruyère and Vacherin cheeses not necessarily in a 50-50 proportion with white wine and garlic.

    Switzerland's Best Fondue

  • Other than crema para batir, I haven't seen either heavy cream, light cream, or half-and-half in the supermarkets here in Mexico.

    Cream

  • Other than crema para batir, I haven't seen either heavy cream, light cream, or half-and-half in the supermarkets here in Mexico.

    Cream

  • Other than crema para batir, I haven't seen either heavy cream, light cream, or half-and-half in the supermarkets here in Mexico.

    Cream

  • Coffee would come spiked with hemoglobin, not half-and-half.

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