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Amerasian

or Am·er-A·sian

[am-uh-rey-zhuh n, -shuh n]
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noun
  1. the offspring of an American and an Asian, especially one whose father is American.
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adjective
  1. 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

noun
  1. a person of mixed American and Asian parentage; used especially to refer to someone with an American father and an Asian mother
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Amerasians
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Word Origin and History for amerasian

Amerasian

1966, noun and adjective, from American + Asian; coined in reference to children fathered by U.S. servicemen stationed in Asia during the Cold War.

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