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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 and Etymology 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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