halfcaste

half-caste

[haf-kast, hahf-kahst]
noun
1.
a person of mixed race.
2.
a person of mixed European and Hindu or European and Muslim parentage.
3.
a person descended from parents of different social strata.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to a half-caste.

Origin:
1785–95

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half-caste
 
n
1.  taboo a person having parents of different races, esp the offspring of a European and an Indian
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or designating such a person

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