Definition of Amerasian in English:

Amerasian

Line breaks: Amer|asian
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈreɪʃ(ə)n
 
, -ʒ(ə)n/

adjective

  • Having one American and one Asian parent.
    More example sentences
    • She turned her attention and resources especially toward Amerasian children.
    • They were not among the few thousand Amerasian children who came to the United States before the war's end.
    • Last year this 29 year-old Amerasian woman was desperately trying to come to the United States with her husband and two children

noun

Back to top  
  • A person with one American and one Asian parent.
    More example sentences
    • And then in 1996, after a three year search, with the help of an American writer researching Amerasians, she located her father, who came to Vietnam to meet her.
    • For the first time in their lives, they learn to be proud of themselves as Amerasians.
    • Fifty-eight more Amerasians were flown out of Vietnam today.

More definitions of Amerasian

Definition of Amerasian in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on Amerasian

Nearby words


Translate Amerasian

into Spanish
Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little