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Definition of mulatto noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mulatto

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//mjuˈlætəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mjuˈlætoʊ//
 
; BrE BrE//məˈlætəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈlætoʊ//
 
(pl. mulattos, mulattoes) (offensive)
 
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a person with one black parent and one white parent Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Spanish mulato ‘young mule or mulatto’, formed irregularly from mulo ‘mule’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mulatto