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quarter-breed

[ kwawr-ter-breed ]
/ ˈkwɔr tərˌbrid /
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noun Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a person with one white grandparent, especially a person of American Indian ancestry.

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Origin of quarter-breed

First recorded in 1820–30
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