Amerasian

Amerasian

[am-uh-rey-zhuhn, -shuhn]
noun
1.
the offspring of an American and an Asian, especially one whose father is American.
adjective
2.
of mixed American and Asian descent.
Also, Amer-Asian.


Origin:
1950–55; Amer(ican) + Asian

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Amerasian (əˌmɛrˈeɪʃən, əˌmɛrˈeɪʒən)
 
n
1.  a person of mixed American and Asian parentage; used especially to refer to someone with an American father and an Asian mother
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Amerasians

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Amerasian
1966, from American + Asian, coined in ref. to children fathered by U.S. servicemen stationed in Asia.
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