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mustee

[muh-stee, muhs-tee] /mʌˈsti, ˈmʌs ti/
noun
1.
the offspring of a white person and a quadroon; octoroon.
2.
a half-breed.
Origin of mustee
1690-1700
1690-1700; short variant of mestizo
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  • A settlement of 850 families of Indians in the alcaldia of this name, embracing some 20 Spaniards and mustees.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • It also contains 50 families of Spaniards, mustees, and Mulatoes.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • It has 43 Indian families, besides 93 of mustees and Mullatoes.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • It contains 136 Indian families, and 11 families of Spaniards and mustees.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
British Dictionary definitions for mustees

mustee

/mʌˈstiː; ˈmʌstiː/
noun
1.
the offspring of a White person and a quadroon
2.
any person of mixed ancestry
Word Origin
C17: shortened from mestizo
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Word Origin and History for mustees

mustee

n.

"octoroon, offspring of a white and a quadroon," also "half-caste," 1690s, a corruption of Spanish mestizo (q.v.).

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