biracial

[ bahy-rey-shuh l ]
/ baɪˈreɪ ʃəl /
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adjective

consisting of, representing, or combining members of two separate racial groups: a biracial committee on neighborhood problems.
having a biological mother from one racial group and a biological father from another: She's proudly biracial.

Nearby words

  1. bipropellant,
  2. bipyramid,
  3. biquadrate,
  4. biquadratic,
  5. biquarterly,
  6. biradial,
  7. biradical,
  8. biramose,
  9. biramous,
  10. biratnagar

Origin of biracial

First recorded in 1920–25; bi-1 + racial

Related formsbi·ra·cial·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for biracial

biracial

/ (baɪˈreɪʃəl) /

adjective

for, representing, or including members of two races, esp White and Black
Derived Formsbiracialism, nounbiracially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for biracial

biracial

adj.

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

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