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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
References in classic literature ?
The traveller in the south must often have remarked that peculiar air of refinement, that softness of voice and manner, which seems in many cases to be a particular gift to the quadroon and mulatto women.
This was the master of a sailors' boarding-house, a huge mulatto with a heavy fist, who gave the stranded mariner food and shelter till he found him a berth.
He was a heavy, bulky mulatto, on short legs, and he came tapping the floor in front of him with his gold-headed cane.
The mulatto maid put her to bed, brought her a cup of tea as usual, laid everything straight in the room, and went away; but at three in the morning the bell rang again, and the two servants, hastening in at this unwonted summons
A light-colored mulatto boy, in dress coat and bearing a diminutive silver tray for the reception of cards, admitted them.
Higginbotham's corpse were not yet discovered by his own family, how came the mulatto, at above thirty miles' distance, to know that he was hanging in the orchard, especially as he had left Kimballton before the unfortunate man was hanged at all?
White, mulatto, and negro boys and girls were always there waiting their turns, resting, trading playthings, quarrelling, fighting, skylarking.
She is ever disposed to find fault with them; they can seldom do any thing to please her; she is never better pleased than when she sees them under the lash, especially when she suspects her husband of showing to his mulatto children favors which he withholds from his black slaves.
Even envious Miss Briggs never spoke ill of her; high and mighty Miss Saltire (Lord Dexter's granddaughter) allowed that her figure was genteel; and as for Miss Swartz, the rich woolly-haired mulatto from St.
A buxom fat mulatto woman, with sparkling eyes, whose head is daintily ornamented with a handkerchief of many colours.
The crew of runners had left, and there remained only the officers, one boy, and the steward, a mulatto who an- swered to the name of Abraham.
Yes--a mulatto, if you wish me to be particular; the daughter of an English father and a negro mother.