mulattress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mulâtresse, feminine of mulâtre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mulattress (plural mulattresses)

  1. (dated, now considered offensive) A female mulatto, a mulatta; a woman with one black and one white parent.
    • 1970, John Glassco, Memoirs of Montparnasse, New York 2007, p. 70:
      I believe his final choice was determined less by personal preference than by compassion: it was a beautiful but modest-looking mulattress who stood in the background, protruding a pair of superb pear-shaped breasts, with her hands clasped behind her head and eyes raised soulfully to the ceiling.