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or party-colored

[pahr-tee-kuhl-erd] /ˈpɑr tiˌkʌl ərd/
having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated:
a parti-colored dress.
Origin of parti-colored
1525-35; parti variegated < Middle FrenchLatin partītus divided, past participle of partīre to part. See party Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They have flat roofs, and parti-colored awnings, displaying beneath the latter a profusion of flowers.

  • She wears a knitted shawl and a parti-colored kerchief on her head.

    Hadda Padda Godmunder Kamban
  • The dress, too, corresponds very much with the motley or parti-colored habit of the clowns of our old dramatic poets.

    Punch and Judy Willliam J. Judd
  • He might have been a parti-colored pebble embedded in its matrix of sand.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • The terminology and the conceptual furniture of economics are complex and parti-colored enough without gratuitous innovation.

  • The afternoon will be spent in clambering over the parti-colored terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • A navigable stream was called Bolus, from a parti-colored gum-like clay found on its banks, it is now known as the Patapsco.

  • Anyhow somebody went over to where there's some parti-colored cliffs, where the sea comes away inland.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • She saw the stagnant ice pond, with the overhanging branches of willows and the whir of the parti-colored insects.

  • The friends of the Sire of Nointel were, like himself, dressed in parti-colored garb.

Word Origin and History for parti-colored

1530s, from party "divided," from French parti, past participle of partir "to divide" (see part (v.)). The noun parti itself occurs in the sense "parti-colored" from late 14c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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