half-and-half

noun
\ ˌhaf-ᵊn-ˈhaf How to pronounce half-and-half (audio) , 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

Other Words from half-and-half

half-and-half adjective or adverb

First Known Use of half-and-half

1756, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about half-and-half

Time Traveler for half-and-half

Time Traveler

The first known use of half-and-half was in 1756

See more words from the same year

Statistics for half-and-half

Cite this Entry

“Half-and-half.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-and-half. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for half-and-half

half-and-half

noun

English Language Learners Definition of half-and-half

US : a mixture of cream and whole milk

More from Merriam-Webster on half-and-half

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for half-and-half

Nglish: Translation of half-and-half for Spanish Speakers

Comments on half-and-half

What made you want to look up half-and-half? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!