mestiza

noun
mes·ti·za | \ me-ˈstē-zə \

Definition of mestiza 

: a woman who is a mestizo

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Some billboards displayed mestiza stars in glittering, celestial evening gowns. Melissa Pandika, The Cut, "Before I Embraced My Brownness, I Tried to Lighten My Skin," 31 Jan. 2018 According to Helland, Frida’s Mexicanidad and fascination with her mestiza (or mixed-ancestry) heritage lent itself to placing Aztec symbols, such as monkeys, skulls, and flowers, in many of her paintings. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Frida Kahlo: Radical Artist, Political Activist, Icon," 26 Jan. 2018 Juana Azurduy de Padilla (1781 - 1862) Born in Bolivia with Spanish and Indigenous blood, the mestiza warrior wanted, at first, to become a nun. Samantha Leal, Marie Claire, "Women Warriors: The Hidden History of Female Combat Heroes," 28 July 2017

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First Known Use of mestiza

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mestiza

Spanish, feminine of mestizo

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