halfsies

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half +‎ -sies; compare backsies, swapsies, keepsies.

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halfsies (uncountable)

  1. (childish) The condition of splitting something in half in order to share it.
    • 2008 May 28, Maureen Dowd, “Can He Take a Frisk?”, New York Times:
      Since she’s almost even with the delegates, she’ll want to go halfsies in the government.

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