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mu·lat·to

 (mo͝o-lăt′ō, -lä′tō, myo͝o-)
n. pl. mu·lat·tos or mu·lat·toes Often Offensive
A person of mixed white and black ancestry, especially one having one white and one black parent.

[Spanish mulato, small mule, person of mixed race, mulatto, from mulo, mule, from Old Spanish, from Latin mūlus.]

mulatto

(mjuːˈlætəʊ)
n, pl -tos or -toes
1. (Genetics) a person having one Black and one White parent
2. (Peoples) a person having one Black and one White parent
adj
(Colours) of a light brown colour
[C16: from Spanish mulato young mule, variant of mulo mule1]

mu•lat•to

(məˈlæt oʊ, -ˈlɑ toʊ, myu-)

n., pl. -toes,
adj. n.
1. the offspring of one white parent and one black parent.
2. a person whose ancestry is a mixture of Negro and Caucasian.
adj.
3. of a light brown color.
[1585–95; < Sp mulato young mule =mul(o) mule1 + -ato of unclear orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mulatto - an offspring of a black and a white parentmulatto - an offspring of a black and a white parent
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
mixed-blood - a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races
Translations

mulatto

[mjuːˈlætəʊ]
A. ADJmulato
B. N (mulattos or mulattoes (pl)) → mulato/a m/f

mulatto

[mjuːˈlætəʊ] [mulattoes] (pl) nmulâtre/esse m/f

mulatto

adjMulatten-; featureseines Mulatten/einer Mulattin; mulatto childMulattenkind nt
n pl <-es> → Mulatte m, → Mulattin f

mulatto

[mjuːˈlætəʊ] n (mulattoes (pl)) (offensive) → mulatto/a
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m]any of the mulattoes having received their education in Paris, where prejudice against color was unknown, experienced great dissatisfaction at their proscription on their return to St.
Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, 5th Edition
Colonel Kanfo, in the North, marched on Oge with 3,000 slaves, and it was those 3,000 slaves who made the mulattoes make a run for it.
In costumbrismo, they were the mixed-race people known as mulattoes.
A crowd is heard chanting: "Make mulattoes, not war
Despite its flaws, The Thing with Two Heads occupies a special place in American discourse because it articulates the ways in which conjoined twins and mulattoes resemble each other as monsters that defy notions of personal and racial selfhood in the United States.
Census was introduced and defended by scientists, including statisticians on the Census Bureau payroll, who believed that accurate racial data depended on the census recognizing mulattoes as a distinct racial type.
5) Specifically, this Article examines the manner in which antebellum mulattoes, whose mixed race challenged the bases for racial hierarchy, were socially and legally made black so as to be folded within the binary on which slavery depended.
After striking alliances between free and enslaved people of color--blacks and mulattoes, Africans and Creoles--rebels took action, hoping to overthrow slavery and maybe even end Spanish rule.
Blacks and mulattoes jointly comprised about 14% of urban and 12% of rural residents.
But of course not all mulattoes were the direct result of white parentage.
Mulattoes in Cape Coast and Elmina (Ghana), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Badagry (Nigeria), etc, are the handiwork of the colonists.