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
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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."
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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."
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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 27, 2004
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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
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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
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Term describing the present day female victims of the stolen generation.
Generally speaking they are around 1/4 to 1/8 boong to achieve hot little half cast rating, though this is subject to actual appearance.
-friends talking-
friend1: I was working the till and this boong came up and asked for sex in the neighbouring alley.
friend2: Yeah sounds about right.
friend1: Yeah she was a hot little half cast aswel, spewing my boss was on shift.
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