See also: halfbreed
- (derogatory) A person of mixed racial parentage or ancestry, especially one of mixed white and American Indian parentage (metis, métis, Metis, Métis).
- 1921, Kirkconnell, Watson, “Military Annals of Victoria”, in Victoria County Centennial History, Lindsay, Ontario: Watchman-Warder Press, OCLC 58877432, page 186:
- The half-breeds or Metis along the Saskatchewan River asked that they be given a legal title to the land which they occupied. The government admitted the justice and reasonableness of this request but with criminal inertia allowed the matter to go unheeded, in spite of urgent solicitation by the North-West Council and others who saw the rising storm. At last the tempest broke. The half-breeds found that constitutional agitation was hopeless and began open hostilities. On March 26th, under Louis Riel, the outlawed leader of a similar rebellion in Manitoba in 1870, and Gabriel Dumont, a resourceful half-breed, they defeated a detachment of Mounted Police at Duck Lake, killing twelve and wounding twenty-five.
- In South Korean society, which extols the virtues of ethnic purity, "half-breed" people are viewed with disdain and contempt.
- A hybrid animal or plant.
- breed (short form for half-breed)
derogatory: person of racially mixed ancestry
- (of a person, derogatory) Having dual heritage; having mixed racial parentage or ancestry.
- (of an animal or plant) Hybridized; having one purebred parent; descended from parents of different breeds or with different traits.
having one purebred parent; hybrid; of mixed racial parentage or ancestry