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Definition of "coloured" [coloured]

  • Chiefly British See colored. (adjective)
  • Possessing colour (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having a strong element of fiction or fantasy; distorted (esp in the phrase highly coloured) (adjective)

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Use "coloured" in a sentence
  • "Hansen made the mistake of using the word "coloured" and not "black" or "Asian" when discussing race relations among the current crop of Premier League players."
  • "Alan Hansen's Match of the Day blunder in racism row Alan Hansen is forced to make a grovelling apology after using the word "coloured" as he debated racism in football on Match Of The Day Spurs fans also on trial at White Hart Lane John Terry's criminal charge is a long way from reaching judgement but that won't stop wags in the terraces from pronouncing their own..."
  • "Nelson Mandela used the word 'coloured' in a speech some years ago, I think he's the only one who could get away with it."