fifty-fifty

fifty-fifty [ fiftififti ] loc. adv. et n. m.
• 1928; angl. « cinquante (pour cent)-cinquante (pour cent) »
Anglic.
1Loc. adv. Fam. Moitié-moitié. Partager fifty-fifty.
2 N. m. Yacht de croisière pouvant marcher à la voile ou au moteur. Des fifty-fiftys (ou des fifty-fifties).

fifty-fifty adverbe (anglais fifty-fifty, cinquante-cinquante) Familier. Moitié-moitié : Partager fifty-fifty.fifty-fifty (difficultés) adverbe (anglais fifty-fifty, cinquante-cinquante) Anglicisme Registre familier. Recommandation Hors du registre familier, préférer moitié-moitié. ● fifty-fifty, fifty-fifties nom masculin (de fifty-fifty) Yacht de croisière sur lequel les moteurs et la voilure ont une importance égale.

fifty-fifty ou fifti-fifti [fiftififti] loc. adv. et n. m.
ÉTYM. 1928, M. Dekobra, in Höfler; mot angl. « cinquante (pour cent) contre cinquante (pour cent) », 1913, in Oxford; de fifty « cinquante ».
Anglicisme.
1 (Fam.). Moitié-moitié. || Partager fifty-fifty.REM. L'expression est synonyme de l'anglicisme half and half [afenaf] « moitié (l'un), moitié (l'autre) », aujourd'hui vieilli. → Afanaf.
0 Haroun Tazieff est donc un de ces hommes admirables dont le sport se partage l'âme fifty-fifty, je l'ai dit, avec la poésie.
J.-L. Godard, Jean-Luc Godard, in Coll. des cahiers du cinéma, p. 211.
2 N. m. || Fifty fifty, ou (plus cour.), fifty. Bateau de croisière conçu pour marcher à la voile ou au moteur.Syn. : voilier mixte.

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