octoroon means: Americans with mixed heritage. Mixed European-African Americans that appear European. Although many are thought to be Caucasians of European heritage, they are actually of mixed European-African ancestry. Seldom is “Spanish” mistaken. Whom are clearly mixed with SpanishAfricanIndian. (in Community Dictionary, added by Alana Middleton)
What else does octoroon mean?
- One-eighth of black blood; the child of a quadroon or a white. (in Community Dictionary, added by Alden Quinn)
- A human being from 18 African-American origin. (in Community Dictionary, added by Billingsgate)
- Person with white ancestors, except one great-grandparent who is black. This is a class that was used under some European colonial legal systems, and it’s now offensive. (in AZ Dictionary)