[ hahy-per-di-sent ]

  1. the classifying or identifying of a biracial or multiracial individual as a member of the higher or highest socially ranking racial group from which that person has ancestry.

Origin of hyperdescent

First recorded in 2005–10; hyper- + descent

Words Nearby hyperdescent

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