[muh-stee, muhs-tee]


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

Origin of mustee

First recorded in 1690–1700; short variant of mestizo Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for mustee


mestee (mɛˈstiː)


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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Word Origin and History for mustee

"octoroon, offspring of a white and a quadroon," also "half-caste," 1690s, a corruption of Spanish mestizo (q.v.).

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