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halfie (4)

noun; derivation
A person who is of two distinct races
 
The term 'halfie' is specifically reserved for referring to a person of two distinct races. The term most likely came about as a result of the lengthy process of having to describe someone as half of one race and half of another race. Thus, to generally refer to someone who is of two races, the term halfie was formed. Similar terms such as 'blasian' (blending of black and Asian) and 'wasian' (blending of white and Asian) have come about that are blends of the names of the specific races that comprise halfies. 'Halfie' is a generally neutral term as it carries no negative or positive connotations from the root 'half'. The term is used mostly by people who are one specific race to refer to those who are composed of two different races.
Etymology : Derived by appending the dimuntive suffix -ie to the root 'half'
Source : My suitemate at Rice University (October 2008). Quote: "Man you're so lucky to be a halfie, you fit in with the white and Asian crowds."
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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