Definitions for octoroonˌɒk təˈrun

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oc•to•roonˌɒk təˈrun(n.)

  1. a person having one-eighth black ancestry; the offspring of a quadroon and a white.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

Origin of octoroon:

1855–60, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. octoroon(noun)

    an offspring of a quadroon and a white parent; a person who is one-eighth black


  1. octoroon(Noun)

    someone having one-eighth black ancestry

  2. Origin: From octo- + -roon, alteration of ending of cuarterón


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