half-caste

noun
\ ˈhaf-ˌkast How to pronounce half-caste (audio) , ˈhäf- \
plural half-castes

Definition of half-caste

offensive
: one of mixed racial descent : half-breed

Other Words from half-caste

half-caste adjective, offensive

First Known Use of half-caste

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of half-caste was in 1789

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“Half-caste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-caste. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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half-caste

noun

English Language Learners Definition of half-caste

: a person who has parents of different races

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