Definition of Mestee

1. n. The offspring of a white person and a quadroon; -- so called in the West Indies.



Definition of Mestee

1. Noun. A mixed race person, especially if mostly white in ancestry, appearance and culture. ¹

2. Noun. A member of an old mixed race group, particularly those groups which identify more with their white ancestry than with their black or Native American ancestry, like the Melungeons and the Brass Ankles. ¹

3. Noun. A person who is mostly white and less than one eighth black. ¹

4. Noun. In the West Indies, a person who is one eighth black (an octoroon). ¹

5. Adjective. Of mixed race people, especially if mostly white in ancestry, appearance and culture. ¹

6. Adjective. Of an old mixed race group, particularly those groups which identify more with their white ancestry than with their black or Native American ancestry. ¹

7. Noun. The offspring of a white person and a quadroon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mestee

1. mustee [n -S] - See also: mustee

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mestee

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messieurs
messily
messiness
messinesses
messing
messless
messman
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mestee (current term)
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mesterolone
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Literary usage of Mestee

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1. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"See mestee and Negro. To muster out. To muster troops out of service is to enter them on a muster-roll previous to their discharge. ..."

2. A Twelvemonth's Residence in the West Indies, During the Transition from by Richard Robert Madden (1835)
"The offspring of the mestee, by the white man, is no longer recognised as one of that race, ... The child of the mestee was therefore declared free by law, ..."

3. Jamaica: Its Past and Present State by Phillippo, James Mursell (1843)
"A quadroon is the offspring of a mulatto woman by a white man, and a mestee is that of a quadroon woman by a white man. The offspring of a female ..."

4. The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States by John Codman Hurd (1862)
"Enacts that " every negro, mulatto, or mestee within this State who, at the time of the passing of this act, is a slave for his or her life, shall continue ..."

5. History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: Negroes as Slaves by George Washington Williams (1882)
"And be it, Sr'c., that all and every Negro, Indian, Mulatto and mestee bastard child and children, who is, are, and shall be born of any Negro, Indian, ..."

6. The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States by John Codman Hurd (1862)
"Enacts that " every negro, mulatto, or mestee within this State who, at the time of the passing of this act, is a slave for his or her life, shall continue ..."

7. The History of Hernando de Soto and Florida by Barnard Shipp (1881)
"Christoval del Castillo, a Mexican mestee, wrote the History of the Travels of the Aztecas, or Mexicans, to the country of Anahuac. ..."

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