[ muh-stee, muhs-tee ]
/ mʌˈsti, ˈmʌs ti /
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the offspring of a white person and a quadroon; octoroon.
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Origin of mustee
First recorded in 1690–1700; short variant of mestizo
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Example sentences from the Web for mustee
A gentleman of this island, as I have been made to understand, had a female mustee slave belonging to him.
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British Dictionary definitions for mustee
/ (mʌˈstiː, ˈmʌstiː) /
the offspring of a White person and a quadroon
any person of mixed ancestry
Word Origin for mustee
C17: shortened from mestizo
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