Alteration of Spanish cuarterón (“offspring of European and mestizo”), from cuarto (“fourth”), from Latin quartus (“fourth”)
quadroon (plural quadroons)
- (dated) A person of three-fourths Caucasian descent and one fourth African descent.
- (Australia, dated) A person of three-quarters Aboriginal descent and one quarter Caucasian descent; a person of one quarter Aboriginal descent.
quadroon (not comparable)
- (dated) Having three-fourths Caucasian descent and one-fourth African descent.
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