Definition of Mestizo

1. Noun. A person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry).

Exact synonyms: Ladino
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa



Definition of Mestizo

1. n. The offspring of an Indian or a negro and a European or person of European stock.

Definition of Mestizo

1. Noun. A person of mixed ancestry, especially one of Spanish and Native American heritage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mestizo

1. a person of mixed ancestry [n -ZOS or -ZOES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mestizo

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messy
mestanolone
mestee
mestees
mestenediol
mesterolone
mesteso
mestesoes
mestesos
mestino
mestinoes
mestinos
mestiza
mestizas
mestizo (current term)
mestizoes
mestizos
mesto
mestranol
mestranols
mesulphen
mesuranic
mesyl
mesylate
mesylates
mesyls
met
met-enkephalin
metHb

Literary usage of Mestizo

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1. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"mestizo Terminology Such strides has miscegenation made along the Brazilian ... mestizo: Any half-breed, white and Negro, but especially white and Indian ..."

2. A Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United by George McDowell Stroud (1856)
"... maternal ancestor, even in the remotest degree of distance from him or her, can be shown to have been a negro, or an Indian, or a mulatto, or a mestizo ..."

3. Central America, the West Indies and South America by Henry Walter Bates, Augustus Henry Keane (1885)
"In the history of the Spanish American Republics, both mestizo and Indian play an important part. To the Ladino class generally belong the male and female ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"The spirit of rebellion was everywhere rife, and the friends of revolution were sure of the sympathy or support of the whole Malay and mestizo population, ..."

5. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"... the registers of the native capitation tax, namely, Spaniards 1500, Creole Spaniards 3500, mestizo Spaniards 20000, and Chinese of the pure blood, 8000. ..."

6. The People of Mexico: Who They are and how They Live by Wallace Thompson (1921)
"But what of the contribution of the melting-pot, the mestizo? Our first instinct is to say that such a question is unfair, and yet it is not unfair because ..."

7. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"mestizo, a Spanish-American term for the mixed offspring of Europeans and Indians. In Mexico, Pern, and Brazil, mestizos are very numerous. ..."

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