What does octoroon mean?

octoroon in AZ Dictionary

(n) someone whose ancestry is one-eighth Black.
(n) some body having one-eighth black ancestry
(n) The offspring of a quadroon and a white individual; a mestee.

octoroon in Community Dictionary

Americans of mixed ancestry. Mixed European/African Americans which look European. Many are considered Caucasian of European history, who are actually of combined European and African ancestry (albeit 2-3 generations past).Rarely recognised incorrectly as "Spanish". Who are plainly combined with Spanish/African/Indian by JeffereyReport definition
an individual having one-eighth black ancestry; the offspring of a quadroon and a white by Breann RemleyReport definition
person of 1/8 african-american origin. by CorneliusReport definition

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  • Synonym for "octoroon"
    • mestee
  • Hypernym for "octoroon"
    • mixed-blood
  • Cross Reference for "octoroon"
    • quadroon
  • Same Context for "octoroon"
    • quadroon, mulatto
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