half-breed

noun
\ ˈhaf-ˌbrēd How to pronounce half-breed (audio) , ˈhäf- \
plural half-breeds

Definition of half-breed

offensive
: the offspring of parents of different races (see race entry 1 sense 1a) especially : the offspring of an American Indian and a white person

Other Words from half-breed

half-breed adjective, offensive

First Known Use of half-breed

1760, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries Near half-breed

half-bred

half-breed

half brother

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“Half-breed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-breed. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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