- a contemptuous term used to refer to the offspring of parents of different racial origin, especially the offspring of an American Indian and a white person of European descent.
- of or relating to such offspring.
- offensive a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian
adjective also: half-bred
- of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds
“person of mixed race,” 1760; as an adjective by 1762. Half-blooded in this sense is from c.1600.