- n an offspring of a quadroon and a white parent; a person who is one-eighth black
- The other figure was a buxom octoroon woman in her 30's, wearing a high white turbanish mobcap, a bright embroidered shawl and a black silk dress.
- His great-grandfather, a Swiss engineer, married the daughter of Emperor Tewodros II; thus Ustinov is, literally, an octoroon.
- People in mourning and octoroon courtesans took their opera behind latticed screens.
News & Articles
- Soho Rep Announces New Season
The downtown theater's new season includes the New York premiere of David Adjmi’s "Marie Antoinette" and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s "Octoroon."
Aug. 27, 2013 - New York Times