octoroon

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noun oc·to·roon \ˌäk-tə-ˈrün\

Definition of octoroon

  1. :  a person of one-eighth black ancestry

Origin and Etymology of octoroon

octa- + -roon (as in quadroon)


First Known Use: 1859

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