Definition of Octoroon

1. Noun. An offspring of a quadroon and a white parent; a person who is one-eighth black.

Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Generic synonyms: Mixed-blood



Definition of Octoroon

1. n. The offspring of a quadroon and a white person; a mestee.

Definition of Octoroon

1. Noun. someone having one-eighth black ancestry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Octoroon

1. a person of one-eighth black ancestry [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octoroon

octopodes
octopodia
octopods
octopoid
octopole
octopoles
octopus
octopuses
octopush
octopuslike
octopussies
octopussy
octopyranose
octopyranoses
octoradiated
octoroon
octoroons
octose
octoses
octospermous
octostichous
octostyle
octosyllabic
octosyllabical
octosyllabics
octosyllable
octosyllables
octothorn
octothorns
octothorp

Literary usage of Octoroon

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1. Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground by Levi Coffin (1880)
"AMONG the many interesting cases that came under my personal notice while engaged in efforts to aid the slave, that of Louisa Picquet, the octoroon, ..."

2. The Career of Dion Boucicault by Townsend Walsh (1915)
"... stagecraft— Agnes Robertson's gift for pathos—Success of " The Octoroon"—Its tactful treatment of the slavery question—Jefferson's hit as Salem Scudder. ..."

3. The Lost Cause Regained by Edward Alfred Pollard (1868)
"... between Negroes and Whites—The Octoroon absolutely sterile—Uniformity of the type of the Negro—The excavations of Cham" pollion—The Religious ..."

4. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1862)
"Octoroon drew away from Violet, and was inclined to challenge Bessie, but the Chapman, the turning point, being reached it was necessary to prepare for the ..."

5. Bronze: A Book of Verse by Georgia Douglas Camp Johnson (1922)
"... THE Octoroon One drop of midnight in the dawn of life's pulsating stream Marks her an alien from her kind, a shade amid its gleam; Forevermore her step ..."

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