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half-breed

[haf-breed, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌbrid, ˈhɑf-/
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 heritage.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to such offspring.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for halfbreed

half-breed

noun
1.
(offensive) a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds
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Word Origin and History for halfbreed

half-breed

n.

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

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