Definition of mestizo
: a person of mixed blood; specifically : a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry
Recent Examples of mestizo from the Web
The model has relatively little application elsewhere in Mexico, where the vast majority of the population is of mestizo, or mixed-race, origins.
Even though some of the country’s most iconic freedom fighters and early politicians had African roots, their accomplishments fed a celebration of the broader mestizo culture.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mestizo.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up mestizo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).