Definition of Euro-African in US English:



  • 1Cultural Anthropology. A member of a race or group of races displaying a combination of both European and African physical characteristics.

  • 2A person of mixed African and European descent.


  • 1Of, relating to, or designating both Europe and Africa; combining European and African elements or characteristics. originally Cultural Anthropology.

  • 2Of or designating a person or people of mixed European and African descent; specifically (in South Africa under apartheid) = "coloured" (rare).


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Putnam's Monthly Magazine. From Euro- + African.