[ mey-tees ]
/ meɪˈtis /
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noun, plural Mé·tisses [mey-tees, -tee-siz]. /meɪˈtis, -ˈti sɪz/.
Canadian. a woman or girl of mixed First Nations and European ancestry: a member of the Métis Nation, recognized constitutionally as one of Canada’s rights-bearing Indigenous peoples: Sara Riel's linguistic talents and her status as a Métisse made her welcome among the Gray Nuns of the 19th century.
métisse, any woman or girl of mixed racial ancestry.
Canadian. being a Métisse.
métisse, being a woman or girl of mixed racial ancestry: She is métisse, the child of a French man and a Congolese woman.
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Origin of Métisse
First recorded in 1890–95; from French; feminine of Métis
Words nearby Métisse
meticulous, meticulously, métier, me time, Metis, Métisse, metoclopramide, metoestrus, Met Office, metoidioplasty, Metol
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