colored

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Plain form
color

Third-person singular
colors

Past tense
colored

Past participle
colored

Present participle
coloring

  1. The past tense and past participle of color.
  2. Having a color or kind of color.
    The wall was colored red, and the floor was colored white.
  3. Having many colors; colorful.
    The singer wore a colored shirt.
  4. (often considered offensive) Having skin color other than the white, most often black.
    In South Africa, many colored people speak Afrikaans, but English is spoken mostly by whites.

Noun[change]

Singular
colored

Plural
coloreds

  1. (often considered offensive) A colored person.