Main definitions of mongoloid in English

: mongoloid1Mongoloid2

mongoloid1

Translate mongoloid into Spanish

noun

offensive
  • Old-fashioned term for a person with Down syndrome.

Pronunciation

mongoloid

/ˈmäNGɡəˌloid/ /ˈmɑŋɡəˌlɔɪd/

adjective

offensive
  • Having Down syndrome.

Pronunciation

mongoloid

/ˈmäNGɡəˌloid/ /ˈmɑŋɡəˌlɔɪd/

Usage

See
mongol

Main definitions of Mongoloid in English

: mongoloid1Mongoloid2

Mongoloid2

Translate Mongoloid into Spanish

adjective

dated, offensive
  • Relating to the broad division of humankind including the indigenous peoples of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Arctic region of North America.

Pronunciation

Mongoloid

/ˈmäNGɡəˌloid/ /ˈmɑŋɡəˌlɔɪd/

noun

dated, offensive
  • A person belonging to the division of humankind including the indigenous peoples of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Arctic region of North America.

Pronunciation

Mongoloid

/ˈmäNGɡəˌloid/ /ˈmɑŋɡəˌlɔɪd/

Usage

The terms Mongoloid, Negroid, Caucasoid, and Australoid were introduced by 19th-century anthropologists attempting to classify human racial types, but today they are recognized as having very limited validity as scientific categories. Although occasionally used when making broad generalizations about the world's populations, in most modern contexts they are potentially offensive, especially when used of individuals. The names of specific peoples or nationalities should be used instead wherever possible