Last modified on 11 August 2014, at 20:49

colored

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AdjectiveEdit

colored (comparative more colored, superlative most colored)

  1. Having a particular color or kind of color.
    • The room was colored red, with a dark-colored rug.
  2. Having prominent colors; colorful.
    • The singer wore a colored shirt.
  3. Influenced pervasively but subtly.
    • My opinions are colored by my upbringing.
  4. (US, now dated and potentially offensive) Of skin color other than the white; in particular: black.
    • Being of an older generation, they considered themselves "colored ladies".
  5. (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 is spoken mostly by whites.
  6. (chiefly historical) Designated for use by colored people (in either the US or South African sense).
    a black drinking fountain; a black hospital

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NounEdit

colored (plural coloreds)

  1. (US, now dated and offensive) A colored person.
  2. (laundry) A colored article of clothing.

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VerbEdit

colored

  1. simple past tense and past participle of color

See alsoEdit

Wikipedia article on color