mustee

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Etymology[edit]

From mestizo (noun).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /mʌˈstiː/, /mʌsˈtiː/, /ˈmʌstiː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /məˈsti/, /ˈməsti/
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Noun[edit]

mustee (plural mustees)

  1. (archaic) someone of one-eighth African ancestry
    • 1833 Frederic William Naylor Bayley Four Years' Residence in the West Indies p. 493
      a mulatto is the offspring of a white man by a negress; a quadroon is the offspring of a white man and a mulatto mother; the child of a quadroon by a white man is a mustee; the child of a white man by a mustee woman is a mustiphini;
    • 1836, American Anti-Slavery Society, The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus[1]:
      Near the commencement of the weeding season of 1835, I was ordered to whip a young woman, a light mustee, for not performing her task.

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