[ me-stee-zuh, mi- ]

  1. a woman of mixed racial or ethnic ancestry, especially, in Latin America, of mixed Indigenous and European descent or, in the Philippines, of mixed Indigenous and foreign descent.: See also mestizo.

Origin of mestiza

From Spanish

Words Nearby mestiza Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mestiza in a sentence

  • Also the mustang mare which belongs to Adela Miranda—her own “Lolita”—and the mule set apart for the mestiza.

    The Lone Ranche | Captain Mayne Reid
  • The mestiza girls are, as a rule, often of wonderful beauty.

    The Philippine Islands | Ramon Reyes Lala
  • Very seldom, indeed, does a native Indian or mestiza beauty sport the same saya for two gala days consecutively.

  • She is a mestiza, and thou art a child of the Church, though this following of gypsy wenches does not show it.

    On the Frontier | Bret Harte
  • But white wives being difficult to obtain, mestiza maidens had generally to be accepted, or rather, taken in their stead.

    Mr. Fortescue | William Westall