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coloured

/ (ˈkʌləd) /
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adjective
possessing colour
having a strong element of fiction or fantasy; distorted (esp in the phrase highly coloured)
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British Dictionary definitions for coloured (2 of 2)

Coloured
/ (ˈkʌləd) /

noun plural Coloureds or Coloured
old-fashioned, offensive an individual who is not a White person, esp a Black person
Southern African
  1. a person of mixed ethnic parentage or descent
  2. a person of mixed ethnic descent speaking English or Afrikaans as their mother tongue
adjective
old-fashioned, offensive designating or relating to a Coloured person or Coloured people

usage for Coloured

The use of Coloured to refer to a person of mixed ethnic origin is likely to cause offence and should be avoided
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