quadroon

noun qua·droon \ kwä-ˈdrün \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of quadroon

dated, now offensive
: a person of one-quarter black ancestry

Origin and Etymology of quadroon

modification of Spanish cuarterón, from cuarto fourth, from Latin quartus — more at quart

First Known Use: 1707

in the meaning defined above

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