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half-breed

[ haf-breed, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˌbrid, ˈhɑf- /
Disparaging and Offensive.
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noun
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.
adjective
of or relating to such offspring.
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Origin of half-breed

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60
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British Dictionary definitions for half-breed

half-breed

noun
offensive a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian
adjective also: half-bred
of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds
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