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mestizo

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noun mes·ti·zo \-(ˌ)zō\

Definition of mestizo

plural mestizos

  1. :  a person of mixed blood; specifically :  a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry



Origin of mestizo

Spanish, from mestizo, adjective, mixed, from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscēre to mix — more at mix


First Known Use: 1582


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