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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
First recorded in 1690-1700; short variant of mestizo
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  • It also contains 50 families of Spaniards, mustees, and Mulatoes.

    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
  • It has 43 Indian families, besides 93 of mustees and Mullatoes.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • 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
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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