[haf-eez, hah-feez, hav-eez, hah-veez] /ˈhæf iz, ˈhɑ fiz, ˈhæv iz, ˈhɑ viz/

plural noun, Informal.


One half of what is indicated, esp as an equal share: She found it, but I claimed halvsies because I did most of the work (1960s+)

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