half-caste

noun

ˈhaf-ˌkast How to pronounce half-caste (audio)
ˈhäf-
plural half-castes
offensive
: one of mixed racial descent : half-breed
half-caste adjective offensive

Word History

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of half-caste was in 1758

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Cite this Entry

“Half-caste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-caste. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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