Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The off-spring of an octoroon and a white person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the West Indies, the child of a white person by one who has one sixteenth part of negro blood.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Quadroon, octoroon and, more rarely, quintroon ... and hexadecaroon. would come into play.

    AMERICAN DIGEST

  • The percentage of black heritage had different legal significance in different states over time, so it sometimes mattered whether you were a mulatto, a quadroon, an octoroon, or even a quintroon.

    reddit.com: what's new online!

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.