half-breed half-breed

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)
  2. (adj) (of animals) having only one purebred parent

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The narrator is a giant of a man, the half-breed son of an Indian chief.
  2. It is an Alaskan tale with an army captain and a half-breed girl in the centre of the screen most of the time.
  3. Jane, as a sulky, sexy, persistently semiclad half-breed, had a relatively minor part.

News

  • Hot Trailer: ‘47 Ronin’

    Keanu Reeves stars in Universal ‘s pricey 3D action-adventure epic as Kai, a half-breed slave who joins a band of 47 masterless samurai in a quest for vengeance. Set in a mythical Japan filled with shape-shifting witches and monsters, 47 Ronin is directed by first-timer Carl Rinsch and produced by Scott Stuber, Pamela Abdy, and Eric McLeod with a script by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini ...
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

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Quotes

  1. "There's a special connection that I thought I had between me and black America," Chapman said. "And I used to say, 'I'm black, too.' In other words, my whole life I've been called a half-breed, a convict, king of the trailer trash, this and...
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Dog Chapman Source: AlaskaReport

  2. In the book, Hazard recounts how a "veracious stump orator" described Jefferson during the 1800 presidential campaign as "nothing but a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto...
    on Jan 22, 2007 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Zanesville Times Recorder

  3. Warning poorer societies of the danger of abuse by more materially powerful societies, Fanon wrote: "The casinos of Havana and of Mexico, the beaches of Rio, the little Brazilian and Mexican girls, the half-breed thirteen year olds, the ports of...
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Frantz Fanon Source: Online Catholics (subscription)

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