Amerasian

noun

Am·​er·​asian ˈa-mə-ˈrā-zhən How to pronounce Amerasian (audio)
-shən
: a person of mixed American and Asian descent
especially : one fathered by an American and especially an American serviceman in Asia

Word History

Etymology

American + Asian

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amerasian was in 1953

Dictionary Entries Near Amerasian

Cite this Entry

“Amerasian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amerasian. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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