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mestizo

[me-stee-zoh, mi-] /mɛˈsti zoʊ, mɪ-/
noun, plural mestizos, mestizoes.
1.
a person of racially mixed ancestry, especially, in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European, usually Spanish or Portuguese, ancestry, or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign ancestry.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Spanish, noun use of adj. mestizo < Vulgar Latin *mixtīcius mixed
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British Dictionary definitions for mestizos

mestizo

/mɛˈstiːzəʊ; mɪ-/
noun (pl) -zos, -zoes
1.
a person of mixed parentage, esp the offspring of a Spanish American and an American Indian
Derived Forms
mestiza (mɛˈstiːzə) noun:feminine
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin miscēre to mix
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Word Origin and History for mestizos

mestizo

adj.

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.

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