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Mestee

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Etymology

Usually from Middle French mestis (a person of mixed race) from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mixtus (Modern French mètis). Cognate with Spanish mestizo. Sometimes from Colonial Louisiana French mestif "child of an Octoroon and a white person" (15/16 white, 1/16 black), from Old French mestif (mongrel)

Noun

Singular
Mestee

Plural
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  1. A mixed race person, especially if mostly white in ancestry, appearance and culture.
  2. 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.
  3. A person who is mostly white and less than one eighth black.
  4. In the West Indies, a person who is one eighth black (an octoroon).

Adjective

Mestee (not comparable)

Positive
Mestee

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of mixed race people, especially if mostly white in ancestry, appearance and culture.
  2. Of an old mixed race group, particularly those groups which identify more with their white ancestry than with their black or Native American ancestry.

Related terms

  • Mustee (possible variant spelling)

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