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A person's spouse or romantic partner.
[Ultimately translation of such phrases in Latin poetry as animae dīmidium meae, half of my soul (referring to the poet's friend).]
jocular one's spouse
Informal. a person's spouse.
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|Noun||1.||better half - a person's partner in marriage |
man and wife, married couple, marriage - two people who are married to each other; "his second marriage was happier than the first"; "a married couple without love"
bigamist - someone who marries one person while already legally married to another
consort - the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent - a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
polygamist - someone who is married to two or more people at the same time
n (inf) → bessere Hälfte (inf)