métis

noun
mé·​tis | \ mā-ˈtē(s) How to pronounce métis (audio) \
plural métis\ mā-​ˈtē(s) How to pronounce métis (audio) , -​ˈtēz \

Definition of métis

: a person of mixed blood especially, often capitalized : the offspring of an American Indian and a person of European ancestry

First Known Use of métis

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for métis

French, from Late Latin mixticius mixed — more at mestizo

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“Métis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/m%C3%A9tis. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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