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half-breed(hăf′brēd′, häf′-) Offensive
A person of mixed racial descent, especially a person of Native American and white parentage.
Of mixed racial descent.
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(Genetics) offensive a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian
(Genetics) of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds
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usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting, implying that a person of mixed race is somehow different or inferior. However, half-breed is also used as a neutral descriptive term.— Usually Disparaging and Offensive. n.
1. (a term used to refer to the offspring of parents of different races, esp. the offspring of an American Indian and a white person of European descent.)adj.
2. of or pertaining to such offspring.
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|Noun||1.||half-breed - an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)|
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
half-caste - an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different races or cultures
|Adj.||1.||half-breed - (of animals) having only one purebred parent|
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
crossbred - bred from parents of different varieties or species
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half-breed[ˈhɑːfbriːd] N (= animal) → híbrido m; (= person) (pej) → mestizo/a m/f
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half-breed[ˈhɑːfˌbriːd] n → mezzosangue m
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