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)
by Mike February 12, 2004
A wrong way to spell Half-Caste
It usually means mixed race of any sort. It's a racial term because "caste" means pure, so if someone calls a person of mixed race "half-caste" they are calling them half pure!
There is a poem called Half-Caste but the term doesnt originate from that poem.
"Half Cast girls are pretty with caramel skin, green eyes and s "curl" hair."
by Terrii March 16, 2008
Half-cast is a derogatory term to describe a person of mixed race or ethnicity. It is commonly used to refer to people who are white/black. This term is incorrectly believed to have been adopted from the Indian caste system, but 'Cast' comes from the Latin castus, meaning pure, and the derivative Portuguese and Spanish casta, meaning race.
"She married a black man and has three half cast children by him."
by EnglishTea February 22, 2012
1. The erroneous way of spelling half caste.

2. A term used to refer to mixed race individuals, but unfortunately the term has been abused by racists to poke fun at those who are mixed race.
1. It is "half caste" with an E, not "half cast" 🙄

2. I don't call people Half Caste in a derogatory demeanor because I'm not an ignorant racist prick
by Mellon Collie February 27, 2022
Half cast is term used majorly in the U.K. Half cast is to be mixed race mainly meaning half black/white people. This term (shoot me if i'm wrong) orginates from a poem written about a mixed race child whom was not quite an outcast from soiciety but was half cast. intresting stuff.
"my mums white and my dad's black, i'm mixed raced dont call me half casted bitch"
by Catherine September 28, 2004
1. How not to spell 'Half Caste'

2. Has nothing to do with poety. It derives from the indian caste system
Half Cast is an example of really bad spelling
by anonnonononononon September 6, 2006
Basically,half caste means a person of mixed race or two nationalities.Here,it means someone that has two personalities or mixed character. Like someone who acts gud gal when at home, and acts a badass when out of home or away with friends.
Me : I could be a tomboy or a diva.....depending on my mood at the time. Farouk : That's two personalities u gt there. Me : u can say I'm half good gal,half badass. Farouk : or better still.....we can cal it half-caste
by damola March 28, 2010