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octoroon (n.)

"offspring of a quadroon and a white," 1861, an irregular formation from Latin octo "eight" (see eight) + suffix abstracted from quadroon (in which the suffix actually is -oon). So called for having one-eighth Negro blood.

updated on August 14, 2019

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Definitions of octoroon from WordNet

octoroon (n.)
an offspring of a quadroon and a white parent; a person who is one-eighth black;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.