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biracial

[bahy-rey-shuh l]
adjective
  1. consisting of, representing, or combining members of two separate racial groups: a biracial committee on neighborhood problems.
  2. having a biological mother from one racial group and a biological father from another: She's proudly biracial.
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Origin of biracial

First recorded in 1920–25; bi-1 + racial
Related formsbi·ra·cial·ism, noun
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biracial

adjective
  1. for, representing, or including members of two races, esp White and Black
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Derived Formsbiracialism, nounbiracially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for biracial

adj.

also bi-racial, 1904, from bi- + racial. Related: Biracially.

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