better half

noun

Definition of better half

: spouse

Examples of better half in a Sentence

Please come to our party—and your better half is invited, too! “Allow me to introduce you to my better half, Joan”
Recent Examples on the Web For the better half of the '00s, Big Brother had a firm grip on the Australian public. Maggie Zhou, refinery29.com, 7 Apr. 2022 The brand crafted distinct timepieces for both the anonymous owner and his better half. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 8 Feb. 2022 Faith Hill — McGraw’s real-life better half — co-stars as John’s wife Margaret, whose primary focus is their children, moppet John Jr. Joshua Alston, Variety, 19 Dec. 2021 If only Maturn were around when my better half was navigating the return-to-work waters after her maternity leaves. Dan Pontefract, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 My better half said the gluten-free pizza is the best in the area. Brenda Cain And Yadi Rodriguez - Cleveland.com, cleveland, 12 Oct. 2021 The property is reigned over by the haughty Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna (Nicoletta Braschi, Robert Benigni’s better half), who has about 50 people working for her on her tobacco plantation as sharecroppers. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 May 2018 His nubby knit tie was right on trend, while slick oxford loafers lent his look a bossy finish in keeping with his better half’s power accessories. Maria Ward, Vogue, 10 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of better half

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of better half was circa 1586

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“Better half.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/better%20half. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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