half-breed

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half-breed

(hăf′brēd′, häf′-) Offensive
n.
A person of mixed racial descent, especially a person of Native American and white parentage.
adj.
Of mixed racial descent.

half-breed

n
(Genetics) offensive a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian
adj
(Genetics) of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds

half′-breed`


n., adj.
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.
[1750–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half-breed - an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)
derogation, disparagement, 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
Translations

half-breed

[ˈhɑːfbriːd] N (= animal) → híbrido m; (= person) (pej) → mestizo/a m/f

half-breed

[ˈhɑːfˌbriːd] nmezzosangue m