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half-breed

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
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Half-Breed

 

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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