Definition of Amerasian in English:

Amerasian

adjective

  • Having one American and one Asian parent.

    • ‘They were not among the few thousand Amerasian children who came to the United States before the war's end.’
    • ‘Last year this 29 year-old Amerasian woman was desperately trying to come to the United States with her husband and two children’
    • ‘She turned her attention and resources especially toward Amerasian children.’

noun

  • A person with one American and one Asian parent.

    • ‘For the first time in their lives, they learn to be proud of themselves as Amerasians.’
    • ‘Fifty-eight more Amerasians were flown out of Vietnam today.’
    • ‘And then in 1996, after a three year search, with the help of an American writer researching Amerasians, she located her father, who came to Vietnam to meet her.’

Origin

1960s: blend of American and Asian.

Pronunciation:

Amerasian

/ˌamərˈāZHən/