Definition of mestiza in English:

mestiza

Syllabification: mes·ti·za
Pronunciation: /məˈstēzə
 
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noun

  • (In Latin America) a woman of mixed race, especially the offspring of a Spaniard and an American Indian.
    More example sentences
    • The new ‘woman’ is racially and sexually mestiza.
    • In a country where most identify themselves as mestiza, Mexico's anti-globalization movement draws much of its energy from indigenous communities.
    • While leading her protagonist down the traditional woman-and-motherhood path, Rosa reveals the pressures and punishments of a materialistic society on the formerly rural, poor, mestiza woman.

Origin

Spanish, feminine of mestizo (see mestizo).

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