mestizo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish mestizo, from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus (mixed). Doublet of metis, which came from French.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛsˈti.zoʊ/, /mɛˈsti.zoʊ/

Noun[edit]

mestizo (plural mestizos or mestizoes)

  1. A person of mixed ancestry, especially one of Spanish and Native American heritage.

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Esperanto[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from Spanish mestizo, from Latin mixticius, from mixtus (mixed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mesˈtizo/
  • Hyphenation: mes‧ti‧zo
  • Rhymes: -izo

Noun[edit]

mestizo (accusative singular mestizon, plural mestizoj, accusative plural mestizojn)

  1. mestizo (a person of mixed ancestry)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mixticĭus, from Latin mixtus (mixed). Cognate to Portuguese mestiço, French métis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /mesˈtiθo/, [mesˈt̪i.θo]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /mesˈtiso/, [mesˈt̪i.so]
  • Rhymes: -iso

Adjective[edit]

mestizo (feminine mestiza, masculine plural mestizos, feminine plural mestizas)

  1. of mixed, Spanish and Native American heritage
  2. also of mixed indigenous (aboriginal) and colonial (European) descent

Noun[edit]

mestizo m (plural mestizos, feminine mestiza, feminine plural mestizas)

  1. a person of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage
    Synonyms: ladino, cholo, (derogatory) panchito, (derogatory) sudaca
  2. a person whose ethnic heritage is of both aboriginal and colonial descent

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Descendants[edit]

  • Tagalog: mestiso

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