[ mikst-reys ]
/ ˈmɪkstˈreɪs /
adjective Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
denoting or relating to a person whose parents belong to different racial or ethnic groups: mixed-race Brazilians.
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usage note for mixed-race
Despite the stigma sometimes associated with a mixed-race heritage and the fact that some mixed-race people identify with just one ethnic group, the term itself is usually considered acceptable.
Words nearby mixed-race
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British Dictionary definitions for mixed-race
relating to or characteristic of people of different ethnic origins
usage for mixed-race
The term mixed-race may well cause offence. The people so labelled might object to being thought of as a mixture, and identify with one ethnic group. Possible alternatives when referring specifically to ethic origins are of mixed ethnicity and of mixed ethnic origin
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