Mustee
Mustee \Mus*tee"\, n. See {Mestee}. [1913 Webster]

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  • mustee — (n.) octoroon, offspring of a white and a quadroon, also half caste, 1690s, a corruption of Sp. MESTIZO (Cf. mestizo) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mustee — [mus tē′, mus′tē] n. [altered < MESTIZO] 1. OCTOROON 2. any person of mixed ancestry …   English World dictionary

  • mustee — Mestee Mes*tee , n. [See {Mestizo}.] The offspring of a white person and a quadroon; so called in the West Indies. [Written also {mustee}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mustee — /mʌsˈti/ (say mus tee), /ˈmʌsti/ (say mustee) noun Obsolete 1. the offspring of a white person and a quadroon; octoroon. 2. a half breed. Also, mestee. {Spanish mestizo} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mustee — /mu stee , mus tee/, n. 1. the offspring of a white person and a quadroon; octoroon. 2. a half breed. [1690 1700; short var. of MESTIZO] * * * …   Universalium

  • mustee — mus·tee …   English syllables

  • mustee —   n. octoroon; half breed …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • mustee — ˌməˈstē, ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: modification & shortening of Spanish mestizo more at mestizo 1. : octoroon 2. : half breed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quadroon — Image from 1899 book about Spanish American War Quadroon, and the associated words octoroon and quintroon are terms that, historically, were applied to define the ancestry of people of mixed race, generally of African and Caucasian ancestry, but… …   Wikipedia

  • mestee — /me stee /, n. mustee. * * * mestee see mustee …   Useful english dictionary

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