mestizo mestizo  /mɛ ˈsti zoʊ/


  • (n) a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)


  1. In broadcasts, sermons and books, this Mexican-American theologian finds a parallel in Jesus' life to the mixed-race mestizo experience.
  2. Early mestizo art became a collector's item, disappeared into wealthy homes, or was guarded by churches and convents.
  3. A frail little man, a Spanish mestizo with burning eyes and a sharp tongue, lay seriously ill in his suite at Washington's Shoreham Hotel.


  • ‘Mestizo’ opens at Su Teatro in Denver

    In Denver, we were well aware of the Chicano civil rights movement, so the concert/play inspired by singer/songwriter Daniel Valdez’s album “Mestizo” should be of interest to many local theater lovers
    on October 17, 2013     Source: Highlands Ranch Herald

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  1. "The Mexican, whether young or old, criollo or mestizo, general or laborer or lawyer," Paz wrote in "Mexican Masks, seems to me to be a person who shuts himself away to protect himself: his face is a mask and so is his smile."
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Octavio Paz Source: Broward New Times

  2. "I tried not to be partial to anyone and not to idealize anyone," Allende said. "I come from a Mestizo culture. We may not like it, but we would not be who we are without the Spanish conquest."
    on Nov 10, 2006 By: Isabel Allende Source: Florida Times-Union

  3. What one didn't know then was that this groundswell movement would find what Roger Cohen called in the New York Times on Thursday "a providential mestizo whose name - O-Ba-Ma - has the three-syllable universality of some child's lullaby".
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Roger Cohen Source: The Nation Newspaper

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