half-and-half

noun \ ˌhaf-ᵊn-ˈhaf , ˌhäf-ᵊn-ˈhäf \

Definition of half-and-half

: something that is approximately half one thing and half another: such as
a : a mixture of two malt beverages (such as dark and light beer)
b : a mixture of cream and whole milk

half-and-half

adjective or adverb

First Known Use of half-and-half

1756


HALF-AND-HALF Defined for English Language Learners

half-and-half

noun

Definition of half-and-half for English Language Learners

  • : a mixture of cream and whole milk



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