coloured

coloured
col|oured1 BrE colored AmE [ˈkʌləd US -ərd] adj
1.) brightly/highly/richly etc coloured
having a bright colour such as red, blue, or yellow etc, or a deep shade of a particular colour, but not black, white, or plain
2.) having a colour other than black or white
coloured glass
a cream-coloured sweater
3.) taboo old-fashioned a very offensive word used to describe someone who is a member of a race of people with dark or black skin. Do not use this word.
4.) used in South Africa to describe someone whose parents or grandparents were not of the same race as each other
coloured 2
coloured2 BrE colored AmE n
1.) taboo old-fashioned a very offensive word for someone who is a member of a race of people with dark or black skin. Do not use this word.
2.) a person whose parents or grandparents were not of the same race as each other - used in South Africa

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