noun Disparaging and Offensive.

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

Origin of quarter-breed

First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for quarter-breed

Historical Examples of quarter-breed

  • The quarter-breed glanced about him and unconsciously lowered his voice.

    The Gold Girl

    James B. Hendryx

  • And now a week had passed and she had seen neither Vil Holland nor the quarter-breed.

    The Gold Girl

    James B. Hendryx

  • She had the rich tint of a quarter-breed, lightened in her case by a constant suffusion which gave her steady color.

    The Cursed Patois

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood

  • The quarter-breed's tone was one of glad surprise, as he dismounted and advanced, hat in hand.

    The Gold Girl

    James B. Hendryx

  • Thoughts of this wild, quarter-breed girl filled his brain as he sat solitary in his little office on the night of the pusky.