noun, plural mes·ti·zos, mes·ti·zoes.
Origin of mestizo
Examples from the Web for mestizo
Historical Examples of mestizo
He stopped not far from the boat of the mestizo, and listened.The Pearl of Lima
The mestizo had been to the fiesta as well as his master, and his keen eyes had been busy on that day.The White Chief
This, the rude skin sheiling which shelters the mestizo and mulatto.The Death Shot
The man himself is either of Spanish blood or a “mestizo” (half-breed).The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
Same when a mestizo buzzes close; you can have his topknot as much as you like.The Treasure of Pearls
noun plural -zos or -zoes
Word Origin 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.