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  1. having different colours in different parts; variegated
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Word Origin

C16 parti, from (obsolete) party of more than one colour, from Old French: striped, from Latin partīre to divide
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Examples from the Web for parti-coloured

Historical Examples

  • The only Insignia are the Badge and the Ribbon parti-coloured of red and blue.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

    Charles Boutell

  • Bartsch interprets the name as vair fils, 'parti-coloured son.'

    Parzival (vol. 1 of 2)

    Wolfram von Eschenback

  • Parti-coloured specimen, the only one out of the whole brood.

  • At the back of the alcove a cap of parti-coloured red and yellow was nailed to the wall.

    The Serf

    Guy Thorne

  • In the front row of the spectators sat a man with a parti-coloured tie.

    The White Feather

    P. G. Wodehouse