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half-caste

Definition:

the offspring of parents of different races or cultures

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

half-castes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

half-breed

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Half-caste

an archaic term for category of people of mixed race or ethnicity. It's derived from the term Caste, which comes from the Latin castus, meaning pure, and the derivative Portuguese and Spanish casta, meaning race, and is now considered offensive. ... (40 of 2660 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Half-caste

Half-caste (disambiguation)

may refer to: Half-caste (or half-cast), people of mixed ethnicity | Half Caste (horse), the winner of the 1859 Grand National Steeplechase | Half Caste (poem), a poem by John Agard | Half-Caste (film), a horror film released in 2004 | Half Caste, a... (40 of 89 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Half-caste (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

half-caste

a person having parents of different races, especially the offspring of a European and an Indian | of, relating to, or designating such a person (24 of 429 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/half-caste

Macmillan British Dictionary:

half-caste [countable, offensive] | half-castes [plural]

an offensive word for someone who has one white parent and one black parent. A more polite expression is person of mixed race. (23 of 48 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/half-caste

Oxford Dictionary:

half-caste

Syllabification: (half-caste) | [offensive] | a person whose parents are of different races, in particular, with a European father and an Indian ... (20 of 45 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/half--caste

half-caste [offensive]

a person whose parents are of different races (8 of 32 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/half--caste

New World Dictionary:

Eurasian | half-caste

of Eurasia | of mixed European and Asian descent | a person who has one European parent and one Asian parent, or a person who is generally of mixed ... (27 of 43 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eurasian

Random House Dictionary:

half-caste

a person of mixed race. | a person of mixed European and Hindu or European and Muslim parentage. | a person descended from parents of different social ... (25 of 42 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/half-caste

Merriam-Webster:

half-caste [offensive] | half-breed [synonym]

one of mixed racial descent; "half-breed" (6 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/half-caste

Wiktionary:

half-caste | half-castes [plural]

Describing someone of mixed racial descent in a derogatory manner. | A derogatory name for a person of mixed racial descent (20 of 22 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/half-caste

Cambridge Dictionary:

half-caste

a person whose parents are from different races. This term is usually considered offensive. (14 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/half-caste

American Heritage Dictionary:

half-caste

A person of mixed racial descent. | Of mixed racial descent. (10 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/half-caste

Encarta Dictionary:

half-caste | half-castes [plural]

an offensive term for somebody of mixed racial parentage (9 of 17 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861691397​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

half-caste [countable, offensive] | half-castes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "half-caste"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/half-caste

Macmillan American Dictionary:

half-caste [countable, offensive] | half-castes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "half-caste"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/half-caste

Cambridge Dictionary:

half-caste

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "half-caste"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "half-caste"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/half-caste

the Free Dictionary:

half-caste

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "half-caste"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "half-caste"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/half-caste

Google Dictionary:

half-caste | half-castes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "half-caste"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=half-caste

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

half-caste

Audio: North American pronunciation of "half-caste"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=halfca​01 word=half-caste

YourDictionary Audio:

half-caste

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "half-caste" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/half-caste

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