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)
Prices shown in USD.
Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!
Emails are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll never spam you.