half-breed

See also: halfbreed

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EtymologyEdit

half- +‎ breed

NounEdit

half-breed (plural half-breeds)

  1. (derogatory) A person of mixed racial parentage or ancestry, especially one of mixed white and American Indian parentage (metis, métis, Metis, Métis).
    In South Korean society, which extols the virtues of ethnic purity, "half-breed" people are viewed with disdain and contempt.
  2. A hybrid animal or plant.

SynonymsEdit

  • breed (short form for half-breed)

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AdjectiveEdit

half-breed

  1. (of a person, derogatory) Having dual heritage; having mixed racial parentage or ancestry.
  2. (of an animal or plant) Hybridized; having one purebred parent; descended from parents of different breeds or with different traits.

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