Amerasian



the offspring of an and an , especially one whose father is .
of mixed and descent.
noun
a person of mixed American and Asian parentage; used especially to refer to someone with an American father and an Asian mother
adjective
of or relating to Amerasians

1966, noun and adjective, from American + Asian; coined in reference to children fathered by U.S. servicemen stationed in Asia during the Cold War.

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    (def 1). any of the indigenous languages of the American Indians. American Indian. Historical Examples She had slipped out of the conventionalized Amerind outfit to which Bordman was accustomed. Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins And that has often since suggested to me our national policy in treating the Amerind. The Indians of the Painted Desert […]

  • Amerce

    to punish by imposing a fine not fixed by statute. to punish by inflicting any discretionary or arbitrary penalty. Historical Examples But perhaps I could pay you a mina of silver: in that sum, then, I amerce myself. Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates Plato In your greatness ye shall change it; with your justice […]



  • Amercement

    to punish by imposing a fine not fixed by statute. to punish by inflicting any discretionary or arbitrary penalty. Historical Examples Sullivan says that both plaintiffs and defendants were liable to amercement. An Essay on the Trial by Jury Lysander Spooner If any one happen to fall into my amercement he may be reasonably fined […]

  • Amerced

    to punish by imposing a fine not fixed by statute. to punish by inflicting any discretionary or arbitrary penalty. Historical Examples The person in whose house the conventicle met, was amerced a like sum with the preacher. The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. David Hume One found guilty of it could […]



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