quadroon

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noun qua·droon \kwä-ˈdrün\

Definition of quadroon

  1. :  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

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