métisse


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mé•tisse

or me•tisse

(meɪˈtis)

n., pl. -tisses (-ˈtis, -ˈti sɪz)
1. a woman of mixed ancestry.
2. (cap.) (in Canada) a woman of white, esp. French, and American Indian parentage.
[1890–95; < French, feminine of métis métis]
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