mestizo

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish mestizo, from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus (mixed). Doublet of metis, which came from French.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛsˈti.zoʊ/, /mɛˈsti.zoʊ/

NounEdit

mestizo (plural mestizos or mestizoes)

  1. A person of mixed ancestry, especially one of Spanish and Native American heritage.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin mixticĭus, from Latin mixtus (mixed). Cognate to Portuguese mestiço, French métis.

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AdjectiveEdit

mestizo (feminine singular mestiza, masculine plural mestizos, feminine plural mestizas)

  1. Of mixed, Spanish and Native American heritage
  2. also of mixed indigenous (aboriginal) and colonial (European) descent

NounEdit

mestizo m (plural mestizos, feminine mestiza, feminine plural mestizas)

  1. A person of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage
    Synonyms: ladino, cholo, panchito (derogatory), sudaca (derogatory)
  2. A person whose ethnic heritage is of both aboriginal and colonial descent

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DescendantsEdit

  • Tagalog: mestiso

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