half brother


Definition of half brother

: a brother related through one parent only

Examples of half brother in a Sentence

George is my half brother.
Recent Examples on the Web The brothers are survived by their half brother, François Davant, and their sisters, Laurence, Géraldine and Véronique Bogdanoff. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2022 For nearly three decades, Broccoli and Wilson, her half brother, have controlled the blockbuster James Bond franchise. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Apr. 2022 Peskova’s extravagance in France is paralleled by her half brother’s in Russia. CNN, 12 Apr. 2022 Till verbally and physically assaulting her before Bryant’s husband and his half brother killed the 14-year-old Black youth in 1955 Mississippi. Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2022 Over the years, these girls have been joined in our home by their younger sister and younger half brother. Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2021 Charging documents suggest Burnham had made comments about wanting to confront his half brother for his role in administering coronavirus vaccines as a pharmacist. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 17 Mar. 2022 At 18, Huber was charged with several felonies related to a fight with his older half brother and was sent to jail for 138 days before being sentenced to probation. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 Prince Ranariddh’s half brother, Norodom Sihamoni, became king in 2004 after the abdication of Sihanouk, who died in 2012. Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of half brother

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Half brother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20brother. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of half brother

: a brother by one parent only

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