Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person of American and Asian ancestry, especially one whose mother is Asian and whose father is American.

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  • noun a person of mixed American and Asian parentage, especially if their father was an American serviceman or temporary resident stationed in Asia during the Vietnam Era
  • adjective of mixed American and Asian parentage

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Amer(ican) + Asian.]

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Blend of American and Asian, modelled after Eurasian

Examples

  • Regarding the problem of the so-called Amerasian children, we agreed to work on this matter as well as to encourage the nongovernment organizations to do their part.

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  • The other is the so-called Amerasian children issue.

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  • A Amerasian girl, (18) years old, showed up early for class with a girlfriend.

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  • The last woman he had loved and slept with had been an Amerasian FBI agent he had met in Montana.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • The last woman he had loved and slept with had been an Amerasian FBI agent he had met in Montana.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • The last woman he had loved and slept with had been an Amerasian FBI agent he had met in Montana.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • Its aim was to house and educate destitute Amerasian children in their own homelands, starting in Korea, and its staff consisted largely of dance instructors.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • The last woman he had loved and slept with had been an Amerasian FBI agent he had met in Montana.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • She also made a will leaving her entire estate, including Green Hills Farm, to the Foundation, which meant that apart from the Amerasian children Harris was her principal beneficiary.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • A couple of years before Richard first fell ill, the couple had acquired a half-German, half–African American daughter, and in 1957 Pearl completed her family of seven adopted children with a five-year-old Amerasian from Japan.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

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