octoroon

NOUN
  1. an offspring of a quadroon and a white parent; a person who is one-eighth black
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How To Use octoroon In A Sentence

  • For example, censuses from 1850 through 1890 and again in 1910 and 1920 included one or more black racial subcategories, such as black, mulatto, quadroon, and octoroon.
  • The deckhand was the stoutest person on board, and he bore the octoroon to the deck in an instant, and wrenched the knife from his grasp. Down South or, Yacht Adventure in Florida
  • When Ellen was reading stories of old New Orleans, the concept of ‘mulattos’ and ‘octoroons’ prompted her to curious questions.
  • Auntie's piety was not of the niggerish kind, even Zoe, "The Octoroon," or any other woman or man in whose veins courses the blood of Ham four times diluted, knows that I mean it was not that glory-hallelujah variety of cunning or delusion, compounded of laziness and catalepsy, which is popular among the shouting, shirt-tearing sects of plantation darkies, who "git relijin" and fits twelve times a year. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866
  • Yes, in the American south well past the days of slavery, you could find references to maroons, quadroons, octoroons, etc.
  • Yes, in the American south well past the days of slavery, you could find references to maroons, quadroons, octoroons, etc.
  • He has no trouble referring to ‘full-bloods’, ‘half-castes’, ‘octoroons’.
  • On one wall is a 1953 birth certificate in which the artist's father is listed as octoroon.
  • For example, in Latin America neither Jim Crow laws nor the octoroon designation existed.
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