1. noun
a person of mixed American and Asian parentage, especially if their father was an American serviceman or temporary resident stationed in Asia

I am an Amerasian, why am I not allowed to stay here legally? Why do you try to keep me out, why do you discriminate against me?

of mixed American and Asian parentage

Keanes speeches have not reduced the number of Amerasian births, but a decade of sleuthing has helped nearly 600 Amerasian orphans find new homes in the United States.

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  • Amerasian — [am΄ər ā′zhən] n. [ AMER(ICAN) + ASIAN] a person of both American and Asian descent, esp. the child of a U.S. serviceman and an Asian woman adj. 1. both American and Asian [an Amerasian child] 2. of or for Amerasians …   English World dictionary

  • Amerasian — 1966, noun and adjective, from AMERICAN (Cf. American) + ASIAN (Cf. Asian); coined in reference to children fathered by U.S. servicemen stationed in Asia during the Cold War …   Etymology dictionary

  • Amerasian — In its original meaning, an Amerasian is a person born in Asia, to a U.S. military father and an Asian mother. Colloquially, the term has sometimes been considered synonymous with Asian American, to describe any person of mixed Asian and American …   Wikipedia

  • Amerasian — [[t]əme̱re͟ɪʒ(ə)n[/t]] Amerasians N COUNT People who have one American parent and one Asian parent are sometimes referred to as Amerasians. ...discrimination against Amerasians in Vietnam. ADJ Amerasian is also an adjective. Amerasian boy… …   English dictionary

  • Amerasian — [ˌamə reɪʃ(ə)n, ʒ(ə)n] adjective having one American and one Asian parent. noun an Amerasian person …   English new terms dictionary

  • amerasian — ¦amərˌ noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: Amer + Asian : a person of mixed American and Asian descent ; especially : one fathered by an American and especially an American serviceman in Asia • amerasian adjective, usually capitalized …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amerasian — noun Etymology: American + Asian Date: 1953 a person of mixed American and Asian descent; especially one fathered by an American and especially an American serviceman in Asia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Amerasian — /am euh ray zheuhn, sheuhn/, n. 1. the offspring of an American and an Asian, esp. one whose father is American. adj. 2. of mixed American and Asian descent. Also, Amer Asian. [1950 55; AMER(ICAN) + ASIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Amerasian — Am|er|a|sian [ˌæməˈreıʒən, ʃən] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: American + Asian] someone who has one American parent and one Asian parent →↑Asian American …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Amerasian — Am|er|a|sian [ ,æmə reıʒn ] noun count someone who has one parent from the U.S. and one parent from Asia ╾ Am|er|a|sian adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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