a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of mixed racial or ethnic descent.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of mixed European and Hindu or European and Muslim parentage.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a person descended from parents of two different social strata.
of or relating to a half-caste.
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How to use half-caste in a sentence
You hear more people using the words "mixed-race" than "half-caste" here.
Until a few years ago the quarter known as the, Parian was the flourishing centre of the half-caste traders.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Several American officers were present on the occasion, accompanied by a Spanish half-caste who acted as their interpreter.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Langalibalele is not a true Kafir at all: he is a Fingor, a half-caste tribe contemptuously christened by the Kafirs "dogs."
I knew an instance of a half-caste Indian who from a small veruga below the ankle lost two pounds of blood.
The half-caste knew the Indians too well not to understand the ironical meaning of the words pronounced by the Guaycurus chief.The Guide of the Desert | Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for half-caste
a person having parents of different races, esp the offspring of a European and an Indian
of, relating to, or designating such a person
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