half dozen

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of half dozen

: six
  • a half dozen eggs

Word by Word Definitions

half play
  1. : either of two equal parts that compose something

  2. : half an hour

  3. : one of a pair: such as

  1. : being one of two equal parts

  2. : that is approximately equal to either of two equal parts that compose something : amounting to approximately half

  3. : falling short of the full or complete thing : partial

  1. : in an equal part or degree

  2. : not completely : partially

  3. : by any means : at all

dozen play
  1. : a group of 12

  2. : an indefinitely large number

  3. : a ritualized word game that consists of exchanging insults usually about the members of the opponent's family


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