Definition of Mulatto

1. Noun. An offspring of a black and a white parent.

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



Definition of Mulatto

1. n. The offspring of a negress by a white man, or of a white woman by a negro, -- usually of a brownish yellow complexion.

Definition of Mulatto

1. Noun. (context: often pejorative) A person of mixed African and Caucasian descent. ¹

2. Noun. (context: census) Anyone born to two half-African and half-Caucasian parents. ¹

3. Noun. (context: census) Anyone who is three quarters African and one quarter Caucasian, or one quarter African and three quarters Caucasian. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mulatto

1. the offspring of one white and one black parent [n -TOES or -TOS]

Medical Definition of Mulatto

1. Origin: Sp. & Pg. Mulato, masc, mulata, fem, of a mixed breed, fr. Mulo mule, L. Mulus. See Mule. The offspring of a negress by a white man, or of a white woman by a negro, usually of a brownish yellow complexion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mulatto

muke
mukes
mukhinite
mukhtar
mukhtars
mukluk
mukluks
muktuk
muktuks
mulada
muladas
mulai
mulatresses
mulatta
mulattas
mulatto (current term)
mulattoes
mulattos
mulattress
mulay
mulberries
mulberry
mulberry calculus
mulberry family
mulberry fig
mulberry ovary
mulberry spots
mulberry tree
mulberrylike

Literary usage of Mulatto

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Collection of All Such Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, of a by Virginia (1803)
"AND in cafe any negro or mulatto, ... fuch negro or mulatto, there to remain till fuch certificate is produced and the jailor's fees paid. of January next. ..."

2. The Statutes of Ohio and of the Northwestern Territory, Adopted Or Enacted by Ohio, Salmon Portland Chase, Northwest Territory (1833)
"Tsons ma apply, upon making satisfactory proof that such black or mulatto person or their agents of person's ¡g the property of him or her who applies, ..."

3. The Political History of the United States of America During the Period of by Edward McPherson (1880)
"SEC. providesthat it shall be lawful forany freedman, free negro, or mulatto to charge any white person, freedman, free negro, or mulatto, by affidavit, ..."

4. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1853)
"If said negro or mulatto, shall not within ten days after the expiration of his, ... If afier any negro or mulatto shall have been arrested under the ..."

5. De Bow's Review by James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow, R. G. Barnwell, Edwin Bell, William MacCreary Burwell (1859)
"State ; and in case such negro or mulatto shall be found within this State ... Be it further enacted, That any free negro or mulatto who may wish to reside ..."

6. A Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United by George McDowell Stroud (1856)
"... or an Indian, or a mulatto, or a mestizo, not free at the date of the law, although the paternal ancestor at each successive generation may have been a ..."

7. Studies in the American Race Problem by Alfred Holt Stone, Walter Francis Willcox (1908)
"IX THE mulatto FACTOR IN THE RACE PROBLEM *•' IT IS a matter of regret that in ... Any consideration which fails to reckon this mulatto element as an ..."

8. The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States by John Codman Hurd (1862)
"Provides that no negro or mulatto persons shall be permitted to settle within the ... Provides penalty for harboring or secreting negro or mulatto persons ..."

9. A Collection of All Such Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, of a by Virginia (1803)
"AND in cafe any negro or mulatto, ... fuch negro or mulatto, there to remain till fuch certificate is produced and the jailor's fees paid. of January next. ..."

10. The Statutes of Ohio and of the Northwestern Territory, Adopted Or Enacted by Ohio, Salmon Portland Chase, Northwest Territory (1833)
"Tsons ma apply, upon making satisfactory proof that such black or mulatto person or their agents of person's ¡g the property of him or her who applies, ..."

11. The Political History of the United States of America During the Period of by Edward McPherson (1880)
"SEC. providesthat it shall be lawful forany freedman, free negro, or mulatto to charge any white person, freedman, free negro, or mulatto, by affidavit, ..."

12. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1853)
"If said negro or mulatto, shall not within ten days after the expiration of his, ... If afier any negro or mulatto shall have been arrested under the ..."

13. De Bow's Review by James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow, R. G. Barnwell, Edwin Bell, William MacCreary Burwell (1859)
"State ; and in case such negro or mulatto shall be found within this State ... Be it further enacted, That any free negro or mulatto who may wish to reside ..."

14. A Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United by George McDowell Stroud (1856)
"... or an Indian, or a mulatto, or a mestizo, not free at the date of the law, although the paternal ancestor at each successive generation may have been a ..."

15. Studies in the American Race Problem by Alfred Holt Stone, Walter Francis Willcox (1908)
"IX THE mulatto FACTOR IN THE RACE PROBLEM *•' IT IS a matter of regret that in ... Any consideration which fails to reckon this mulatto element as an ..."

16. The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States by John Codman Hurd (1862)
"Provides that no negro or mulatto persons shall be permitted to settle within the ... Provides penalty for harboring or secreting negro or mulatto persons ..."

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