mulatto

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish or Portuguese mulato ‎(of mixed breed, young mule), from mulo ‎(mule), from Latin mulus ‎(mule). Perhaps an allusion to the hybrid origin of mules.[1].

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Noun[edit]

mulatto ‎(plural mulattoes or mulattos)

  1. (often pejorative) A person of mixed black and white descent.
  2. (census) Anyone born to two half-black and half-white parents.
  3. (census) Anyone who is three quarters black and one quarter white, or one quarter black and three quarters white.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ mulatto” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mulatto m ‎(feminine singular mulatta, masculine plural mulatti, feminine plural mulatte)

  1. mulatto (attributive)

Noun[edit]

mulatto m ‎(plural mulatti, feminine mulatta)

  1. mulatto

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