or par·ty-col·ored

[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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