half sister

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See also: halfsister and half-sister

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

half sister (plural half sisters)

  1. A female sibling sharing a single parent.
    Hypernym: half sibling
    Hyponym: uterine sister

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