mestizo

[ me-stee-zoh, mi- ]SEE DEFINITION OF mestizo
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MESTIZO

He stopped not far from the boat of the mestizo, and listened.

The mestizo had been to the fiesta as well as his master, and his keen eyes had been busy on that day.

This, the rude skin sheiling which shelters the mestizo and mulatto.

The man himself is either of Spanish blood or a “mestizo” (half-breed).

Same when a mestizo buzzes close; you can have his topknot as much as you like.

He is a Mestizo; so the Indians would not mind such a marriage.

In South America a half-caste, a mestizo, is always counted as a white.

She was a mestizo—not pure Indian, you know, but part Spanish.

“Unless you give us what we ask,” replied a Mestizo insolently.

The child, which was evidently dying of anæmia, was a mestizo.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Spanish mestizo "of mixed European and Amerindian parentage," from Late Latin mixticius "mixed, mongrel," from Latin mixtus "mixed," past participle of miscere "to mix, mingle" (see mix (v.)). Fem. form mestiza is attested from 1580s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MESTIZO

half blood

nounsibling sharing one parent
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