[ kaw-kuh-soid ]
/ ˈkɔ kəˌsɔɪd /

adjective, noun

Origin of Caucasoid

First recorded in 1900–05; Caucas(ian) + -oid

Related forms

non-Cau·ca·soid, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for caucasoid


/ (ˈkɔːkəˌzɔɪd) /


denoting, relating to, or belonging to the lighter-complexioned supposed racial group of mankind, which includes the peoples indigenous to Europe, N Africa, SW Asia, and the Indian subcontinent and their descendants in other parts of the world


a member of this racial group


The word Caucasoid and other words ending in -oid and relating to racial group are controversial scientifically and best avoided
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