métis

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Noun[edit]

métis

  1. Alternative form of metis

Usage Notes[edit]

When writing in English in Canada, the accent is often preserved on métis. Many people and groups have dropped the accent, especially in western and northern Canada. When used in the name of an organization, the recommendation is to respect the preferred spelling of that organization.

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus. Compare Portuguese mestiço, Spanish mestizo.

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Adjective[edit]

métis (feminine singular métisse, masculine plural métis, feminine plural métisses)

  1. (of a person) mixed-race
  2. (of an animal or a plant) mongrel; of mixed origin.

Noun[edit]

métis m (plural métis, feminine métisse)

  1. a mixed-race person
  2. a mongrel; a cross-breed

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