colored

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Verb[change]

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. (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. (offensive) A colored person.