half sister

noun

Definition of half sister 

: a sister related through one parent only

Examples of half sister in a Sentence

Emily is my half sister.

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The half sisters have since seen each other several times, meeting in restaurants between their homes. Alyson Krueger, New York Times, "Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?," 16 June 2018 Camille's half sister, Amma (Eliza Scanlen), has a fixation on dollhouses. Emily Yahr, chicagotribune.com, "'Sharp Objects' premiere features one major difference from Gillian Flynn's novel," 9 July 2018 His half sisters had come and gone between Mexico and the United States. Eli Saslow, Anchorage Daily News, "Raids are separating families in the heartland," 1 July 2018 This morning, Thomas' daughter (and Meghan's half sister) Samantha claimed that staging the photos photos was her idea. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kensington Palace Responds to Reports That Meghan Markle's Dad Won't Be at the Royal Wedding," 14 May 2018 His half sisters had come and gone between Mexico and the United States. Eli Saslow, Anchorage Daily News, "Raids are separating families in the heartland," 1 July 2018 His half sisters had come and gone between Mexico and the United States. Eli Saslow, chicagotribune.com, "ICE raids are separating families in America's heartland," 1 July 2018 The rest of the cast is terrific, too, especially Patricia Clarkson, as the mother who haunts Camille’s memories like a monster under the bed, and Eliza Scanlen, as the teenage half sister whom Camille doesn’t know. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "What makes HBO’s Sharp Objects so good is hiding in plain sight," 6 July 2018 His half sisters had come and gone between Mexico and the United States. Eli Saslow, Anchorage Daily News, "Raids are separating families in the heartland," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of half sister

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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half sister

noun

English Language Learners Definition of half sister

: a sister with the same father but a different mother or the same mother but a different father

half sister

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Kids Definition of half sister

: a sister by one parent only

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