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Meaning of half-caste

half-caste

Pronunciation: (haf'kast", häf'käst"), [key]
— n.
  1. a person of mixed race.
  2. a person of mixed European and Hindu or European and Muslim parentage.
  3. a person descended from parents of different social strata.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a half-caste.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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