Nick for a person of mixed heritage..namely of black and white...can be construed as a racist term but its not nearly as racist as the insecure fuckheads who try to force people of mixed heritage to identify as one or the other...as if our society is really that "black and white", so to speak.
by jenny October 04, 2004
A mulatto is someone who has one white and one black parent or someone whose ancestors are also mixed white and black. Also known as half-caste or mixed race. Alot of South American countrys have large percentages of mulattos. Bob Marley was a mulatto and so is Halle Berry.
by Marvin July 23, 2004
A person with European and African ancestry. Is not just having " one white parent and another black" like some ignorant idiots have said here. Mulatto does not derive from " Mule". The word derrives from "Muladi", which is from Arabic " Muwaladeen", which means white mixed with Moor. It comes from medieval times. If the slavers wanted to call people " mules", they just call would've call them " mulas" instead of " mulattos" just like the Jews that converted to Christianity in Medieval Spain were reffered to as " Marrano" ( pig in Spanish). Mulatto as " mule" was invented by some racist white assholes in the mid 18th century,who resented that some of them were richer than them. That's why Mulatto is not offensive in Latin America. It is just a pc idiots in the U.S that think that they know it all,and don't know shit about Spanish Medieval history nor Latin American history.
Most Mulattoes are multi-generational. Specially in Latin Amferica.
by Gigantus2 December 21, 2006
a NON offensive terms used to describe a person that is half white, half black. Mulattos are obbsessed with identity, and mulatto is the perfect word for identifying a mixed person. Where I'm from, me and all of my mulatto friends embrace the word, and rep mulatto to the fullest. We can't say that we black, we can't say that we white, and every other word for mulatto sounds retarded, like "mixed," "bi-racial," or "multi-cultural."
My mom is black, my dad is white, and I am mulatto. But when I fill out an application, I have to check "other."
by yurilynsky16 April 30, 2008
A person with one white parent and one black parent. They are usually very attractive, given that they are the perfect blend, not too light and not too dark. Mulattos are widely regarded as the most beautiful people in the world.
by quiggler November 05, 2005
Someone who is part white part black, usually come out with very sexy features and lighter skin. Some say it's a derogatory term, but it seems like just about every other word is derogatory these days, so whatever.
by behindgreeneyez April 12, 2005
Way to describe someone who is mixed races: of African and European descent. Often mulatto woemen are gorgeous with beautiful, creamy, smooth skin, not too dark, not too light. They appeal to both black people and white people alike. This is the way everyone will look in years to come. Everyone will be beautiful blended races. Perfection.
by AlexMac February 25, 2008