Definition of Caucasoid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːkəsɔɪd/


Relating to the Caucasian division of humankind.
Example sentences
  • Negroid peoples of sub-Saharan Africa (south of the Sahara Desert) moved up into the higher, cooler reaches of Ethiopia and mixed with and married among the Caucasoid inhabitants already there.
  • A forensic anthropologist named James Chatters concluded that the skull looked Caucasoid.
  • Hence, negroid hair or features are bad, and straight or Caucasoid hair or features are ‘good’ or ‘pretty'. Will this ever change?


The term Caucasoid belongs to a set of terms introduced by 19th-century anthropologists attempting to categorize human races. Such terms are associated with outdated notions of racial types, and so are now potentially offensive and best avoided. See Mongoloid (usage).

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