Definition of Better half

1. Noun. A person's partner in marriage.




Definition of Better half

1. Noun. (idiomatic) (US Canada) A person's spouse or lover, most commonly a man's wife. Generally a compliment or sign of respect. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic archaic) A person's close friend or companion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Better Half

betrustment
betrustments
bets
betta
bettable
bettas
betted
better
better(p)
better-built
better-hung
better-known
better-looking
better-off
better an egg today than a hen tomorrow
better half (current term)
better halves
better late than never
better light
better off
better off(p)
better safe than sorry
better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick
better than nothing
better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all
better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness
bettered
betterer
betterhood

Literary usage of Better half

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1. The Conquest of Arid America by William Ellsworth Smythe (1900)
"CHAPTER III THE better half OF THE UNITED STATES THE ninety-seventh meridian divides the United States almost exactly into halves. ..."

2. The Rites of the Twice-born by Sinclair Stevenson (1920)
"CHAPTER V AFTER THE WEDDING The Feasting — Washing away Divinity — King and Queen —The Great Feast — The better half— Farewells — The Provision Jar— ..."

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