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mustee

[muh-stee, muhs-tee]
noun
  1. the offspring of a white person and a quadroon; octoroon.
  2. a half-breed.
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Origin of mustee

First recorded in 1690–1700; short variant of mestizo
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Examples from the Web for mustees

Historical Examples

  • It contains 136 Indian families, and 11 families of Spaniards and Mustees.

    The Indian in his Wigwam

    Henry R. Schoolcraft

  • It has 43 Indian families, besides 93 of Mustees and Mullatoes.

    The Indian in his Wigwam

    Henry R. Schoolcraft

  • It also contains 50 families of Spaniards, Mustees, and Mulatoes.

    The Indian in his Wigwam

    Henry R. Schoolcraft

  • A settlement of 850 families of Indians in the alcaldia of this name, embracing some 20 Spaniards and Mustees.

    The Indian in his Wigwam

    Henry R. Schoolcraft


British Dictionary definitions for mustees

mustee

mestee (mɛˈstiː)

noun
  1. the offspring of a White person and a quadroon
  2. any person of mixed ancestry
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Word Origin

C17: shortened from mestizo
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Word Origin and History for mustees

mustee

n.

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

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