Definition of mulatto in English:

mulatto

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Pronunciation: /m(j)uːˈlatəʊ
 
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dated or • offensive

noun (plural mulattoes or mulattos)

  • A person of mixed white and black ancestry, especially a person with one white and one black parent.

Origin

late 16th century: from Spanish mulato 'young mule or mulatto', formed irregularly from mulo 'mule'.

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