multiracial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

multi- +‎ racial

Adjective[edit]

multiracial (comparative more multiracial, superlative most multiracial)

  1. Composed of, or having a mixture of, multiple races

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

multiracial (plural multiracials)

  1. An individual of more than one race.
    • 2008 March 23, Peggy Orenstein, “Mixed Messenger”, New York Times:
      Hawaii, Obama’s childhood home, is the most diverse state in the Union: 21 percent of residents identified as “Hapa,” a Hawaiian word meaning “half” that has gone from being a slur against mixed-race Asians to a point of pride —— and has increasingly been adopted by multiracials of all kinds on the Mainland.