An individual with
whom you have a interesting relationship
: This relationship
ranges from having seen the pereson now and then, to being meagerly acquainted (as in, having been introduced
at one time, say a year ago) with
them. Different from an acquaintance, half-knows are often avoided when seen in real life, as meeting with
them can be excruciatingly awkward, particularly if the half-know does not recognize
Jim: "Hey, Tom, you see that
guy over there?"
Tom: "Yeah, what about him?"
Jim: "I've seen him a hundred times at work, but I've never talked to him. Kinda
Tom: "Don't let him see you; he's a half-know!"