a person 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 mestiza.
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How to use mestizo in a sentence
An Indian woman with a mestizo baby in her arms stood in the doorway when the three men reached the hut.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
The child, which was evidently dying of anæmia, was a mestizo.The Locusts' Years | Mary Helen Fee
One was a Spanish mestizo, 66 were Chinese half-castes and 524 were indians.The Katipunan | J. Brecknock Watson (AKA Francis St. Clair)
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
The mestizo arose to his feet, and addressed himself, not to the emissaries of the Republic, but to his own supporters.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 2 (of 3) | Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for mestizo
a person of mixed parentage, esp the offspring of a Spanish American and an American Indian
- mestiza (mɛˈstiːzə), fem n
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