half-breed


half-breed

noun

  1. 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.

adjective

  1. of or relating to such offspring.

noun

  1. offensive a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian

adjective also: half-bred

  1. of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds
n.

“person of mixed race,” 1760; as an adjective by 1762. Half-blooded in this sense is from c.1600.

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