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 Three in five of those polled lived with their partner, while 15% shared a child with their partner, and 70% co-owned a pet with their better half. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 18 Aug. 2023 Sylvia is so deliriously pleased, in fact, that she’s just sent breakup telegrams to their better halves. Naveen Kumar, Variety, 24 July 2023 Since 2016, the fitness trainer and model has been Spears's ultimate cheerleader, having gushed over the singer's strength in multiple interviews and incessantly advocated for her wellbeing and freedom throughout the better half of her 13-year-long conservatorship and beyond. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Dec. 2022 But, of course, the movie is really about Ken’s other, better half, played by Robbie with a radiant sweetness that might have worked better with a bit more satiric bite (Amy Schumer was to have starred in a much earlier incarnation). Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 19 July 2023 As of now, though, Lexi and Mal are on the right path to finding love in a sea of confused semi-single people hoping to drift into their better halves. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 26 May 2023 Kraft’s better half wore a beige, form-fitting Naeem Khan gown, while the Patriots’ owner wore a dark suit and tie, and his signature sneakers. Juliet Pennington,, 13 Mar. 2023 Happy Mother's Day to my better half, and Helen's favorite. Jillian Pretzel, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2023 So who is Bryce Harper's better half? Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of better half was circa 1586

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“Better half.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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better half

: spouse
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