mulatto

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese or Spanish mulato (of mixed breed, young mule), from mulo (mule), from Latin mūlus (mule). Perhaps an allusion to the hybrid origin of mules.[1]

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mulatto (plural mulattoes or mulattos)

  1. (or historical, now sometimes pejorative in, some, cultures) A person of mixed black and white descent, especially a person with one black and one white parent or two mulatto parents.
    Synonyms: mestizo, metis

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mixed black and white:
mixed white and Native

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mulatto” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.

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mulatto (feminine singular mulatta, masculine plural mulatti, feminine plural mulatte)

  1. mulatto (attributive)

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mulatto m (plural mulatti, feminine mulatta)

  1. mulatto

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