[ me-stee-zoh, mi- ]
/ mɛˈsti zoʊ, mɪ- /

noun, plural mes·ti·zos, mes·ti·zoes.

a person of mixed racial or ethnic ancestry, especially, in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European descent or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign descent.

Origin of mestizo

1580–90; < Spanish, noun use of adj. mestizo < Vulgar Latin *mixtīcius mixed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mestizo

/ (mɛˈstiːzəʊ, mɪ-) /

noun plural -zos or -zoes

a person of mixed parentage, esp the offspring of a Spanish American and an American Indian

Derived forms of mestizo

mestiza (mɛˈstiːzə), fem n

Word Origin for mestizo

C16: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin miscēre to mix
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