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Amerasian

[am-uh-rey-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˌæm əˈreɪ ʒən, -ʃən/
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
1950-1955
1950-55; Amer(ican) + Asian
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British Dictionary definitions for amer asian

Amerasian

/əˌmɛrˈeɪʃən; əˌmɛrˈeɪʒən/
noun
1.
a person of mixed American and Asian parentage; used especially to refer to someone with an American father and an Asian mother
adjective
2.
of or relating to Amerasians
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Word Origin and History for amer asian
Amerasian
1966, from American + Asian, coined in ref. to children fathered by U.S. servicemen stationed in Asia.
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