Borrowed from Spanish mestizo, from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus (“mixed”). Doublet of metis, which came from French.
mestizo (plural mestizos or mestizoes)
- A person of mixed ancestry, especially one of Spanish and Native American heritage.
From Late Latin mixticĭus, from Latin mixtus (“mixed”). Cognate to Portuguese mestiço, French métis.
mestizo (feminine singular mestiza, masculine plural mestizos, feminine plural mestizas)
- Of mixed, Spanish and Native American heritage
- also of mixed indigenous (aboriginal) and colonial (European) descent
mestizo m (plural mestizos, feminine mestiza)
- A person of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage
- A person whose ethnic heritage is of both aboriginal and colonial descent
- (person of mixed Caucasoid and Amerindian descent who lives in the Americas): ladino, cholo
- (person of mixed Caucasoid and Amerindian descent who lives in Spain): Panchito and Sudaca - used in a derogatory and discriminatory way instead of Latino.