Mischling

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From German Mischling.

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Mischling (plural Mischlings or Mischlinge)

  1. (chiefly historical) In certain (especially Nazi) racial theories, someone of mixed race, especially one who is partly of Jewish descent.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 355:
      Dodo had been married to a drunken and adulterous wife-beater, Lionel Hickman by name, who had continued our mischling tradition by converting to Judaism in order to marry her, given her an all-around vile time, and then been run over by a tram during the blackout that accompanied the Nazi blitzkrieg.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mischen (to mix) +‎ -ling (-ling). More at mix, -ling.

Noun[edit]

Mischling m (genitive Mischlings, plural Mischlinge)

  1. (biology) hybrid
  2. (usually offensive) person of mixed race

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