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mustee

[ muh-stee, muhs-tee ]
/ mʌˈsti, ˈmʌs ti /
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noun

the offspring of a white person and a quadroon; octoroon.
a half-breed.

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Origin of mustee

First recorded in 1690–1700; short variant of mestizo
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mustee

mestee (mɛˈstiː)

/ (mʌˈstiː, ˈmʌstiː) /

noun

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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