Meaning of “better half” in the English Dictionary

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"better half" in British English

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better halfnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌbet.ə ˈhɑːf/ us /ˌbet̬.ɚ ˈhæf/ plural better halves humorous

A person's better half is their husband, wife, or usual sexual partner.

(Definition of “better half” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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