Definition of Amerasian in English:

Amerasian

Syllabification: Am·er·a·sian
Pronunciation: /ˌamərˈāZHən
 
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adjective

  • Having one American and one Asian parent.
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    • 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

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  • A person with one American and one Asian parent.
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    • 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.

Origin

1960s: blend of American and Asian.

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