Definition of half-dozen in English:


Line breaks: half-dozen
(also half a dozen)


  • A set or group of six: a half-dozen slices of smoked salmon
    More example sentences
    • Almost a half-dozen were taken to hospital with injuries.
    • With Mary Pierce, Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport ranked in the top half-dozen, women's doubles is hitting a golden era.
    • One day in early December of 1996, Moira and a half-dozen fellow students decided to occupy the school.

More definitions of half-dozen

Definition of half-dozen in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea