Mulatto meaning

mo͝o-lătō, -lätō, myo͝o-
The definition of a mulatto is a person who has one black parent and one white parent.

An example of a mulatto is Barack Obama.

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A person of mixed white and black ancestry, especially one having one white and one black parent.
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A person with mixed black and Caucasoid ancestry; specif., a person who has one black and one white parent.
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Of a mulatto.
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(often pejorative) A person of mixed African and Caucasian descent.
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(census) Anyone born to two half-African and half-Caucasian parents.
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(census) Anyone who is three quarters African and one quarter Caucasian, or one quarter African and three quarters Caucasian.
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Origin of mulatto

  • Spanish mulato small mule, person of mixed race, mulatto from mulo mule from Old Spanish from Latin mūlus

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

  • From Spanish or Portuguese mulato (“of mixed breed, young mule"), from mulo (“mule"), from Latin mulus (“mule"). Perhaps an allusion to the hybrid origin of mules..

    From Wiktionary