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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.]


(mɛˈstiːzəʊ; mɪ-) or


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


(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]
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


[mɪsˈtiːzəʊ] N (mestizos or mestizoes (pl)) (US) → mestizo/a m/f
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Esta idea tiene su auge tras el triunfo de la revolucion de 1910 ya que el arte buscaba las expresiones mestizas entendidas como la mezcla armoniosa de formas, ritmos, colores y motivos que proceden del pasado precolonial exaltado, el folclor campesino y el empuje de la modernizacion tecnologica.
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We are looking for several mestizas [women of mixed racial ancestry] who are part of a major carjacking syndicate," he said in a radio interview.
In other words, in the nS countries, there exists an essentially African population and culture, but in the S countries the population, along with the culture and language, are mestizas, or mixed.
But, while in the Iberian Peninsula the blood mixture between Moors and Jews was not accounted for (and probably physically not very common), in the New World the mixture of Mulatos and Mestizas or vice-versa engendered a new racial category, Zambos and Zambas.
She calls the multicultural visionary a mestiza/mestizo, because he/she is willing to abandon their own xenophobia to interact with other ethnicities: "It is imperative that Mestizas support each other .
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Stubborn, persevering, impenetrable as stone, yet possessing a malleability that renders us unbreakable, we the mestizas and mestizos, will remain.
Place may be a particular point on the street, as in the punto of the prostitute waiting for a customer, or it may be the market of Cuzco, where indigenous women become mestizas, their very racial designation changing because of their location and activities.