of, or having a mixture of, multiple races
multiracial (plural multiracials)
- An individual of more than one race.
- 2008 March 23, Peggy Orenstein, “Mixed Messenger”, in New York Times:
- Hawaii, Obama’s childhood home, is the most diverse state in the Union: 21 percent of residents identified as “Hapa,” a Hawaiian word meaning “half” that has gone from being a slur against mixed-race Asians to a point of pride — and has increasingly been adopted by multiracials of all kinds on the Mainland.