- coloured (UK)
- Having a particular color or kind of color.
- The room was colored red, with a dark-colored rug.
- Having prominent colors; colorful.
- The singer wore a colored shirt.
- Influenced pervasively but subtly.
- My opinions are colored by my upbringing.
- (US, older usage, now demeaning) Of skin color other than the white, particularly black.
- Being of an older generation, they considered themselves "colored ladies"
- (South Africa, potentially offensive) Of neither black nor white skin color.
- Most of the colored community speaks Afrikaans, whereas languages like Xhosa or Venda are typically spoken by blacks and English mostly by whites.
having a particular kind of color
influenced pervasively but subtly
US: of skin color other than the white, particularly black
South Africa: of neither black nor white skin color
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colored (plural coloreds)
- (demeaning or potentially offensive) A colored person.
- (laundry) A colored article of clothing.
- simple past tense and past participle of color