mustee

mustee

[muh-stee, muhs-tee]
noun
1.
the offspring of a white person and a quadroon; octoroon.
2.
a half-breed.

Origin:
1690–1700; short variant of mestizo

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mustee or mestee (mʌˈstiː, ˈmʌstiː, mɛˈstiː)
 
n
1.  the offspring of a White person and a quadroon
2.  any person of mixed ancestry
 
[C17: shortened from mestizo]
 
mestee or mestee
 
n
 
[C17: shortened from mestizo]

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mustee
"octoroon," also "half-caste," 1699, a corruption of Sp. mestizo (q.v.).
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