half brother

noun
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of half brother

: a brother related through one parent only

Examples of half brother in a Sentence

  1. George is my half brother.

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First Known Use of half brother

14th century

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HALF BROTHER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of half brother for English Language Learners

  • : a brother with the same father but a different mother or the same mother but a different father


HALF BROTHER Defined for Kids

half brother

noun

Definition of half brother for Students

: a brother by one parent only


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