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colored

[ kuhl-erd ]
/ ˈkʌl ərd /
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adjective
noun
Older Use: Offensive.
  1. a Black person.
  2. the colored, Black people as a group.
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Origin of colored

A Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at color, -ed3

usage note for colored

2, 3, 7. See Black1.

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