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parti-colored

or par·ty-col·ored

[pahr-tee-kuhl-erd]
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adjective
  1. having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated: a parti-colored dress.
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Origin of parti-colored

1525–35; parti variegated < Middle FrenchLatin partītus divided, past participle of partīre to part. See party
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Examples from the Web for particolored

Historical Examples

  • Two endless streams of people moved, particolored, in opposite directions along the narrow street.

    Narcissus

    Evelyn Scott

  • He was dressed in a dark cerise tunic with particolored hose and forest-green boots with pointed toes.

  • "I'll give it honestly," was all Rose had time to say before Charlie swept her away into the particolored cloud before them.

    Rose in Bloom

    Louisa May Alcott

  • Particolored: partly of one, partly of another color: divided into two or more color fields.

  • On the occasion of certain festivals, the Indian women wear a particolored dress, called a faldillin.


Word Origin and History for particolored

parti-colored

adj.

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.

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