noun mes·ti·zo \-(ˌ)zō\

Definition of mestizo



  1. :  a person of mixed blood; specifically :  a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry

Origin and Etymology of mestizo

Spanish, from mestizo, adjective, mixed, from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscēre to mix — more at mix

First Known Use: 1582

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