World English Dictionary ethnic or ethnical (ˈɛθnɪk) — adj 1. relating to or characteristic of a human group having racial, religious, linguistic, and certain other traits in common 2. relating to the classification of mankind into groups, esp on the basis of racial characteristics 3. denoting or deriving from the cultural traditions of a group of people: the ethnic dances of Slovakia 4. characteristic of another culture: the ethnic look ; ethnic food — n 5. chiefly ( US ), ( Austral ) a member of an ethnic group, esp a minority group [C14 (in the senses: heathen, Gentile): from Late Latin ethnicus, from Greek ethnikos, from ethnos race] usage Referring to a person as an ethnic is broadly acceptable in the US, Australia and Canada, but could well cause offence in the UK and elsewhere
Are genetic studies supporting or destroying our perception of ethnicity?
I am light skinned and one of my great grand children is dark skinned. What is his ethnicity or race?
If a child has Mexican parents but grew up in the US states, what is this child's ethnicity?
What makes a person a citizen of a country, and what prevents a person from a citizen?
How does a person become a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist?
How does a person become a motor cycle mechanic, or a plumber or a bio scientist or a banker? How different are professions from ethnicity?
Are we nuts?