British description for someone who is mixed race, usually half-white, half-black. Derived from the Indian caste system for classifying society in ranks. In this case the idea being that Whites are the higher caste, and Blacks/Non-Whites are the lower caste, and therefore if you're half-white, then you are half-caste.
See mulatto, mulatta, Biracial
About 40% of children in the UK with one black parent, have one white parent. (1997)
The mixed race population in the UK grew by 75% during the 1990's
14% of the ethnic minority population in the UK is mixed race, and over half are under 16 years old. (2001)