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quadroon (plural quadroons)
- (dated) A person of three-fourths Caucasian descent and one fourth African descent.
1868, Alcott, Louisa May, Little Women, ch. 47:
- There were slow boys and bashful boys, feeble boys and riotous boys, boys that lisped and boys that stuttered, one or two lame ones, and a merry little quadroon, who could not be taken in elsewhere, but who was welcome to the ‘Bhaer-garten’, though some people predicted that his admission would ruin the school.
quadroon (not comparable)
- (dated) Having three-fourths Caucasian descent and one-fourth African descent.