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Amerasian

or Am·er-A·sian

[ am-uh-rey-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ˌæm əˈreɪ ʒən, -ʃən /
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noun
the offspring of an American and an Asian, especially one whose father is American.
adjective
of mixed American and Asian descent.
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Origin of Amerasian

First recorded in 1950–55; Amer(ican) + Asian
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British Dictionary definitions for Amerasian

Amerasian
/ (əˌmɛrˈeɪʃən, əˌmɛrˈeɪʒən) /

noun
a person of mixed American and Asian parentage; used especially to refer to someone with an American father and an Asian mother
adjective
of or relating to Amerasians
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