half sister

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See also: halfsister and half-sister


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From Middle English half-süster, equivalent to half- +‎ sister. Compare Dutch halfzus, halfzuster (half-sister), German Halbschwester (half-sister), Swedish halvsyster (half-sister), Icelandic hálfsystir (half-sister).


half sister (plural half sisters)

  1. The daughter of one's mother who has a different father, maternal half sister, uterine sister
  2. The daughter of one's father who has a different mother, paternal half sister.



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