mulatto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish or Spanish 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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mulatto (plural mulattoes or mulattos)

  1. (often derogatory) 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, 2001–2018.

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Adjective[edit]

mulatto (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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