Half-blooded
Half-blooded Half"-blood`ed, a. 1. Proceeding from a male and female of different breeds or races; having only one parent of good stock; as, a half-blooded sheep. [1913 Webster]

2. Degenerate; mean. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • half-blooded — adjective (of animals) having only one purebred parent • Syn: ↑half bred, ↑half breed • Similar to: ↑crossbred • Topics: ↑animal, ↑animate being, ↑beast, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-blooded — adjective see half blood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • half-blooded — /haf blud id, hahf /, adj. having parents of two different breeds, races, or the like. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • half-blooded — adjective a) having only one parent in common b) having parents of mixed ethnicities …   Wiktionary

  • half-blooded — of mixed race, of mixed blood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • half-blooded — /ˈhaf blʌdəd/ (say hahf bluduhd) adjective 1. (of siblings) having only one parent in common. 2. (derogatory) (racist) (dated) (of a person) having parents of two different ethnic origins, especially with one parent belonging to a dark skinned… …   Australian English dictionary

  • half-blood — [haf′blud΄] n. [based on the obsolete notion that the blood is the medium of heredity] 1. a person related to another through one parent only ☆ 2. HALF BREED ☆ 3. Animal Husbandry an animal with one parent of poor pedigree in contrast to that of… …   English World dictionary

  • Half-bred — ( br[e^]d ), a. 1. Half blooded. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Imperfectly acquainted with the rules of good breeding; not well trained. Atterbury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Half-breed — ( br[=e]d ), a. Half blooded. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Half-breed — n. A person who is half blooded; the offspring of parents of different races, especially of the American Indian and the white race. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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