Adjective "mestizo" definition and examples

(Mestizo may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/mesˈtiθo//mɛˈstiːzəʊ//mesˈtiso/

Definitions and examples

noun

(in Latin America) a person of mixed race, especially one having Spanish and American Indian parentage.
  1. 'Ladinos are usually mestizos, people of mixed Amerindian and European descent.'
  2. 'On the other hand, it is important to keep in mind that Mexican-Americans are mestizas and mestizos, victims of various colonization processes.'

More definitions

1. a person of mixed racial or ethnic ancestry, especially, in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European descent or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign descent.

More examples(as adjective)

"artists can be mestizo."

Origin

Spanish, ‘mixed’, based on Latin mixtus.