a person who has one black grandparent; child of a mulatto and a white
Origin of quadroonSpanish cuarterón from cuarto, a fourth from Classical Latin quartus: see quart
A person having white ancestors except for one black grandparent. Used especially as a classification under certain European colonial legal systems and now considered offensive.
Origin of quadroonAlteration of Spanish cuarterón from cuarto quarter from Latin quārtus ; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.