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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.]

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

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]
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
Translations
mestis

mestizo

[mɪsˈtiːzəʊ] N (mestizos or mestizoes (pl)) (US) → mestizo/a m/f
References in periodicals archive ?
An 1846 editorial appearing in the Augusta Daily Chronicle warned that annexation would likely produce a "sickening mixture, consisting of such a conglomeration of Negroes and Rancheros, Mestizoes and Indians, with but a few Castilians" (ibid, 239).
They are good-natured and lively, and this, in fact, seems to be the case with the lower classes of mestizoes all over Central and South America" (72).
Among the mixed races you notice especially the mestizoes, or descendants of a white father and Indian mother; mulattoes, the offspring of whites and Africans; and the zamboes, half-breed negroes and Indians.