quadroon

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quad·roon

 (kwŏ-dro͞on′)
n.
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.

[Alteration of Spanish cuarterón, from cuarto, quarter, from Latin quārtus; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

quadroon

(kwɒˈdruːn)
n
(Peoples) old-fashioned offensive the offspring of a Mulatto and a White person; a person who is one-quarter Black
[C18: from Spanish cuarterón, from cuarto quarter, from Latin quartus]

quad•roon

(kwɒˈdrun)

n.
a person having one-fourth black ancestry; the offspring of a mulatto and a white.
[1640–50; alter. of Sp cuarterón, derivative of cuarto fourth< Latin quārtus; see -oon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadroon - an offspring of a mulatto and a white parent; a person who is one-quarter black
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
mixed-blood - a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races
Translations

quadroon

[kwɒˈdruːn] Ncuarterón m

quadroon

nViertelschwarze(r) mf, → Viertelneger(in) m(f) (neg!), → Terzerone m (spec), → Terzeronin f (spec)