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 particolored



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