Mestizo meaning

mĕs-tēzō
A person of mixed racial ancestry, especially of mixed European and Native American ancestry.
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A person of mixed parentage; esp., in the W U.S. and in Latin American countries, a person having one Spanish or Portuguese parent and one American Indian parent.
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A person of mixed ancestry, especially one of Spanish and Native American heritage.
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Origin of mestizo

  • Spanish mixed, mestizo from Old Spanish mixed from Late Latin mixtīcius from Latin mixtus past participle of miscēre to mix meik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish, based on Latin mixtus.

    From Wiktionary