Definition of mulatta in English:

mulatta

(also mulata)

noun

  • A woman having one white and one black parent. Also attributive or as adjective: that is a mulatta. [Now chiefly considered offensive.]

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in James Mabbe (d. ?1642), translator. From Spanish mulata, feminine form corresponding to mulato.

Pronunciation

mulatta

/mjuːˈlatə//mjʊˈlatə/