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mulatto

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noun, mu·lat·to \mə-ˈla-(ˌ)tō, mu̇-, myu̇-, -ˈlä-\

Definition of mulatto

plural mulattoes or mulattos

  1. 1 :  the first-generation offspring of a black person and a white person

  2. 2 :  a person of mixed white and black ancestry



Origin of mulatto

Spanish mulato, from mulo mule, from Latin mulus


First Known Use: 1593

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