or par·ty-col·ored



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

Examples from the Web for party-colored

Historical Examples of party-colored

  • Who ever dreamed of clothing them, in imagination, in dark or party-colored garments?

    Ernest Linwood

    Caroline Lee Hentz

  • It is not very large and is faced with party-colored marbles.

  • So there was little of gazing into the party-colored eyes now.

    Double Trouble

    Herbert Quick

  • The μαλλωσις or insertion of spots of party-colored fur upon the plain skin of animals, was a favorite ornament of the wealthy.

  • In party-colored varieties the color markings of the male and female are sometimes different.

    Our Domestic Birds

    John H. Robinson

Word Origin and History for party-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