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colouredadjective

UK (US colored) uk   /ˈkʌl.əd/  us   /ˈkʌl.ɚd/
  • coloured adjective (RACE)

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.
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.

colourednoun

UK (US colored) uk   /ˈkʌl.əd/  us   /ˈkʌl.ɚd/

-colouredsuffix

UK (US -colored) uk   / -kʌl.əd/  us   / -ɚd/
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