Amerasian at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:
n [C] [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: American + Asian]// someone who has one American parent and one Asian parent// Asian-American//
Amerasian at English (WD) Of Explained:
EtymologyInter: blend » American|Asian, modelled after EurasianPhilip Herbst (1997) The color of words: an encyclopaedic dictionary of ethnic bias in the United States, Intercultural Press, p8
NounInter: en-nou » n
AdjectiveInter: en-adj » -
Usage notesAmerasian is not synonymous with Asian American (an American of Asian heritage).(2005) The American Heritage guide to contemporary usage and style, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, p25 The term is most closely associated the Korean and Vietnam Wars, during which many children were fathered in Asian countries by American servicemen.(2005) The American Heritage guide to contemporary usage and style, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, p25. Chambers Dictionary explicitly restricts the word to "fathered by an American serviceman in Vietnam or Korea" (1998 ed. p.47).
Translation: tr » Amerasian