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mes·ti·zo

 (mĕs-tē′zō)
n. pl. mes·ti·zos or mes·ti·zoes
A person of mixed racial ancestry, especially of mixed European and Native American ancestry.

[Spanish, mixed, mestizo, from Old Spanish, mixed, from Late Latin mixtīcius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]
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mestizo

(mɛˈstiːzəʊ; mɪ-) or

mestino

n, pl -zos or -zoes
(Peoples) a person of mixed parentage, esp the offspring of a Spanish American and an American Indian
[C16: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin miscēre to mix]
mestiza fem n
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mes•ti•zo

(mɛˈsti zoʊ)

n., pl. -zos, -zoes.
a person of racially mixed ancestry, esp., in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European ancestry, or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign ancestry.
[1580–90; < Sp, n. use of adj. mestizo < Late Latin mixtīcius commingled = Latin mixt(us), past participle of miscēre to mix + -īcius adj. suffix]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mestizo - a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)mestizo - a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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Translations
mestis

mestizo

[mɪsˈtiːzəʊ] N (mestizos or mestizoes (pl)) (US) → mestizo/a m/f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Food Fight!: Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace
Mestizaje refers to the racial, cultural, and religious mixture Spanish colonization produced and regulated into a caste structure (castas) to keep colonial society hierarchized based on purity of blood and origin.
Asimismo, explica como, a pesar de que en el imaginario mexicano se tiende a ignorar la influencia africana para favorecer la idea del mestizaje, son este tipo de historias las que muestran que esta siempre ha estado presente.
Por ello, creemos que la gestion del conocimiento debe ser pensada desde la etica del mestizaje propuesta por Nouss y Laplantine (2001, 2008) y Nouss (2005), en la que se sugiere la complementariedad en lugar de la fusion y el diferencialismo.
Today, the notion of mestizaje is contested, and many younger scholars are more in tune with the late Jack Forbes's "The Mestizo Concept: A Product of European Imperialism." It was Forbes who, before Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, presented the argument that the concept of mestizaje is "a subtle undermining of native peoples."