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English definition of “coloured”

coloured

adjective (RACE) UK (US colored)     /ˈkʌl.əd/ US  /-ɚd/
old-fashioned used to describe a person who has black or brown skin. This word is now considered offensive by most people: Coloured people were not allowed to use the same facilities as whites.The skin, and skin colour in South Africa, used to describe a person of mixed race: In the recent elections, the National Party was given a lot of support from the coloured population.Race and ethnicityRacial issues
(Definition of coloured adjective (RACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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