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parti-colored

[pahr-tee-kuhl-erd] /ˈpɑr tiˌkʌl ərd/
adjective
1.
having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated:
a parti-colored dress.
Also, party-colored.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; parti variegated < Middle FrenchLatin partītus divided, past participle of partīre to part. See party
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Examples for parti-colored
  • Thousands of parti-colored paper fans are sold at the ring.
  • The master enchanters whole pack of court cards follows him of fiction are followed by the scientific in parti-colored splendor.
Word Origin and History for 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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