mulatto

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/mjuːˈlætəʊ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/məˈlætoʊ, -ˈlɑtoʊ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(mə latō, -lätō, myo̅o̅-)


Inflections of 'mulatto' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
mulattos
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
mulattoes
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mu•lat•to /məˈlætoʊ, -ˈlɑtoʊ/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -toes, adj. 
n. [countable]
  1. Physical Anthropologythe offspring of one white parent and one black parent.
  2. Physical Anthropologya person whose ancestry is a mixture of this type.

adj. 
  1. Physical Anthropologyof a light brown color.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mu•lat•to  (mə latō, -lätō, myo̅o̅-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -toes, adj. 
n. 
  1. Physical Anthropologythe offspring of one white parent and one black parent: not in technical use.
  2. Physical Anthropologya person whose ancestry is a mixture of Negro and Caucasian.

adj. 
  1. Physical Anthropologyof a light-brown color.
  • Spanish mulato young mule, equivalent. to mul(o) mule1 + -ato of unclear origin, originally
  • 1585–95

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
mulatto /mjuːˈlætəʊ/ n ( pl -tos, -toes)
  1. a person having one Black and one White parent
adj
  1. of a light brown colour
Etymology: 16th Century: from Spanish mulato young mule, variant of mulo mule1
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