Share this entry

Share this page

better half

Line breaks: bet¦ter half

Definition of better half in English:

noun

informal
A person’s wife, husband, or partner: my better half doesn’t care much for restaurants
More example sentences
  • The bridegroom should be told that the girl's people having chosen him as the fittest match from among a whole lot, he should regard his wife as his better half, accord to her unflinching love and share with her all that he has.
  • I have the most beautiful wife. She is certainly the better half.
  • But if the truth be told, I simply called out to the better half: ‘Get in here love, and have a look at this face on telly’

Definition of better half in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful