métis

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noun mé·tis \mā-ˈtē(s)\

Definition of métis

plural

métis

\-ˈtē(s), -ˈtēz\
  1. :  a person of mixed blood; especially often capitalized :  the offspring of an American Indian and a person of European ancestry

Origin and Etymology of métis

French, from Late Latin mixticius mixed — more at mestizo


First Known Use: 1816


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