anti-miscegenation

adjective

an·​ti-mis·​ce·​ge·​na·​tion
ˌan-tē-(ˌ)mi-ˌse-jə-ˈnā-shən,
-ˌmi-si-jə-ˈnā-,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-miscegenation (audio)
variants or antimiscegenation
: opposing or prohibiting miscegenation
In many states anti-miscegenation laws made it a crime for two people of different races to have a relationship or engage in intimate activities.Sue Leeman

Examples of anti-miscegenation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both houses served white men, but Missouri’s anti-miscegenation laws only allowed Black men to seek companionship at the bordello where Black escorts worked. Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 The government also used the legislation as an anti-miscegenation measure, targeting women who married men of other nationalities. Hardeep Dhillon, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Mar. 2023 The hosts have covered tasty topics like the history of Ketchup and Vietnamese food and serious ones like the impact of anti-miscegenation laws on AAPI communities. Minhae Shim Roth, Good Housekeeping, 24 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-miscegenation was in 1870

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“Anti-miscegenation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-miscegenation. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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