a contemptuous term used to refer to the offspring of parents of different racial origin, especially the offspring of an American Indian and a white person of European descent.
of or relating to such offspring.
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How to use half-breed in a sentence
A few days later, a half-breed delegation arrived in Washington, begging for his assistance.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics | Michael Wolraich | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They shouted and scuffled as the half-breed gatekeepers shoved them aside.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics | Michael Wolraich | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Clip's uncle—his mother's brother, most probably—was a half-breed and a member of Dangerfield's gang.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
They found the half-breed cooking some bacon over a tiny fire, at the head of a gulch that was just made for human concealment.
"You kept this money and did not let your half-breed partner in crime know you had found it," went on the girl.
British Dictionary definitions for half-breed
offensive a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian
of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds
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