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HALF-BREED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does half-breed mean? 

HALF-BREED (noun)
  The noun HALF-BREED has 1 sense:

1. half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and American Indian parents)

  Familiarity information: HALF-BREED used as a noun is very rare.


HALF-BREED (adjective)
  The adjective HALF-BREED has 1 sense:

1. (of animals) having only one purebred parent

  Familiarity information: HALF-BREED used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HALF-BREED (noun)


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Meaning:

Half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and American Indian parents)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

half-breed; breed

Hypernyms ("half-breed" is a kind of...):

half-caste (offspring of parents of different races or cultures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "half-breed"):

metis (a half-breed of white and American Indian parentage)


HALF-BREED (adjective)


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Meaning:

(of animals) having only one purebred parent

Synonyms:

half-blooded; half-bred; half-breed

Similar:

crossbred (bred from a mixture of breeds or strains)

Domain category:

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)


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