noun, plural mes·ti·zos, mes·ti·zoes.
Origin of mestizo
Examples from the Web for mestizo
The mestizo, meanwhile, proudly held up his head, and scarcely looked at those of his own class.The Pearl of Lima|Jules Verne
We may say, then, that in Palenque every Maya baby below ten months of age was sacral spotted, and that no Mestizo baby was.In Indian Mexico (1908)|Frederick Starr
Ordering the mestizo to retire, he puts the prisoner through a course of cross-questioning.The Death Shot|Mayne Reid
The mestizo at first feared the torments, but afterward plucked up his courage to endure them.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXXII, 1640|Diego Aduarte
He is a Mestizo; so the Indians would not mind such a marriage.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for mestizo
noun plural -zos or -zoes
Word Origin for mestizo
Word Origin and History for mestizo
1580s, from Spanish mestizo "of mixed European and Amerindian parentage," from Late Latin mixticius "mixed, mongrel," from Latin mixtus "mixed," past participle of miscere "to mix, mingle" (see mix (v.)). Fem. form mestiza is attested from 1580s.