mulatto

noun
mu·​lat·​to | \ mə-ˈla-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce mulatto (audio) , mu̇-, myu̇-, -ˈlä- How to pronounce mulatto (audio) \
plural mulattoes or mulattos

Definition of mulatto

1 now sometimes offensive : the first-generation offspring of a black person and a white person
2 now sometimes offensive : a person of mixed white and black ancestry

First Known Use of mulatto

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mulatto

Spanish mulato, from mulo mule, from Latin mulus

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The first known use of mulatto was in 1591

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