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Definition of "biracial" [biracial]

  • Of, for, or consisting of members of two races. (adjective)
  • Having parents of two different races. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "biracial" in a sentence
  • "I know of 2 cases (one in my research and one in another sociological study) where parents of a white person in an interracial relationship suggested, encouraged, and promoted abortion to prevent the birth of a biracial child (I am hesitantly using the term biracial because most of the white relatives would say the child is black.)"
  • "Ms. Chang is being hypocritical when she says that President Obama should not consider himself black simply because that's how society views him - she is insisting he identify as biracial because that's how she WANTS society to view him, or at least because that's how she views him."
  • "March 30th, 2006 at 6:42 pm reluctantly use the terms biracial, Black, White, Asian American, Latino, and African American."