quarter-breed

[kwawr-ter-breed]

noun Disparaging and Offensive.

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

Nearby words

  1. quarter round,
  2. quarter section,
  3. quarter sessions,
  4. quarter tone,
  5. quarter-bound,
  6. quarter-hoop,
  7. quarter-hour,
  8. quarter-miler,
  9. quarter-phase,
  10. quarter-wave plate

Origin of quarter-breed

First recorded in 1820–30

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