- the offspring of a white person and a quadroon; octoroon.
- a half-breed.
Origin of mustee
First recorded in 1690–1700; short variant of mestizo
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Examples from the Web for mustees
It contains 136 Indian families, and 11 families of Spaniards and Mustees.
It has 43 Indian families, besides 93 of Mustees and Mullatoes.
It also contains 50 families of Spaniards, Mustees, and Mulatoes.
A settlement of 850 families of Indians in the alcaldia of this name, embracing some 20 Spaniards and Mustees.
- the offspring of a White person and a quadroon
- any person of mixed ancestry
C17: shortened from mestizo
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Word Origin and History for mustees
"octoroon, offspring of a white and a quadroon," also "half-caste," 1690s, a corruption of Spanish mestizo (q.v.).
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