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1. Offensive a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian
2. of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds



the offspring produced from interracial marriages. In anthropology, half-breeds usually occupy an intermediate position between the mixed races. In America the offspring of a white person and an American Indian are called half-breeds.

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If the province had refused to do so, Stewart submitted that "the Dominion could have taken the necessary steps under Section 91(24) of the British North America Act to compel equitable treatment to Indians and Half Breeds.
Welsh Half Breed sales: Sept 10, Oriel House, St Asaph; Sept 25, Oriel House, St Asaph; Sept 18, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.
The half breed was sitting next to me and taking my six-shooter drew a bead on "Old Meat in the Pot" and told me not to be afraid.
There should also be a rule to make it compulsory for owners of certain breeds or half breeds, known to be potentially troublesome, to hold a dog-handling licence before they can venture out in public.