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

  • adj. Of, for, or consisting of members of two races.
  • adj. Having parents of two different races.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to two races
  • adj. Having parents of two races

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. consisting of, combining two races.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. consisting of or combining two races


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  • I know of 2 cases (one in my research and one in another sociological study) where parents of a white person in an interracial relationship suggested, encouraged, and promoted abortion to prevent the birth of a biracial child (I am hesitantly using the term biracial because most of the white relatives would say the child is black.)

    Racist Parents Kidnap Daughter and Try to Force Abortion

  • Ms. Chang is being hypocritical when she says that President Obama should not consider himself black simply because that's how society views him - she is insisting he identify as biracial because that's how she WANTS society to view him, or at least because that's how she views him.

    Obama's 2010 Census racial identification

  • March 30th, 2006 at 6:42 pm reluctantly use the terms biracial, Black, White, Asian American, Latino, and African American.

    Response to Rachel: “I am a person of color”

  • I also reluctantly use the terms biracial, Black, White, Asian American, Latino, and African American.

    Response to Rachel: “I am a person of color”

  • The problem with Barack Obama is that sometimes he lynches himself, not with the illusions of grandeur regarding legal prowess or being persecuted by The Left (or progressives) like Clarence Thomas (a beneficiary of affirmative action), but by believing that he is a race-neutral figure (because he is "biracial" -) and not openly challenging racists and racist socioeconomic/political systems.

    Question for Barack Obama: Do You Feel the Noose Tightening?

  • Don't you realize the same folks who vote for you because they won't vote for a "black" Man (biracial is the proper term.

    Clinton takes on TV pundits at distillery stop in Kentucky

  • Since the terms biracial and multiracial are gaining in acceptance in our country, more and more children will be free to make a blended identification their choice.

    Don’t Bring Home a White Boy

  • Under the homogenizing umbrella of multiculturalism, there are very few venues for people who identify as biracial to have a voice.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • "They're what I might refer to as a biracial couple."

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Elder Lionel Rush, a member of Concerned Clergy, said one of the officers called the biracial Johnson a "mutt" during the arrest, a claim Ciesielski said couldn't be verified.

    Fore, right!


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  • Printed—especially with Latin alphas—it has a lovely, delicately imperfect symmetry.

    September 19, 2011

  • this is one weird word even though I am biracial.

    September 19, 2011