Mongoloid

adjective
Mon·​gol·​oid | \ ˈmäŋ-gə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce Mongoloid (audio) \

Definition of Mongoloid

1 : of or relating to a group of people formerly considered to constitute a race (see race entry 1 sense 1a) of humans having Asian ancestry and classified according to physical traits (such as the presence of an epicanthal fold)
2 often not capitalized, dated, now usually offensive : of, relating to, or affected with Down syndrome

Other Words from Mongoloid

Mongoloid noun

First Known Use of Mongoloid

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Mongoloid

Time Traveler for Mongoloid

Time Traveler

The first known use of Mongoloid was in 1855

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Mongoloid

Cite this Entry

“Mongoloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mongoloid. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Mongoloid

Mongoloid

adjective
Mon·​gol·​oid | \ ˈmäŋ-gə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce Mongoloid (audio) \

Medical Definition of Mongoloid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, constituting, or characteristic of a major racial stock native to Asia as classified according to physical features (as the presence of an epicanthal fold) that includes peoples of northern and eastern Asia, Malaysians, Eskimos, and often American Indians
2 or mongoloid, dated, now usually offensive : of, relating to, or affected with Down syndrome

Mongoloid

noun

Medical Definition of Mongoloid (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person of Mongoloid racial stock
2 or mongoloid, dated, now usually offensive : a person affected with Down syndrome

Comments on Mongoloid

What made you want to look up Mongoloid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!