American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having parts, sections, or areas colored differently from each other; pied.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See party-colored.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly. Same as party-colored.
- adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
- From Obsolete party, variegated, from Middle English parti, from Old French, divided, striped, past participle of partir, to divide; see party. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Cellophane sachets of what looks like parti-colored popcorn from a crypt, promising to scent your home, your clothes, your life.”
“But his retinue,—that squalid, sordid, parti-colored band of vacant, dull-faced filth and viciousness—was writhing over the land, and he and they seemed almost crouching underneath the scorpion lash of one tall skeleton, that looked like Death, and the twisted woman whom men call Pain.”
“For two or more centuries America has marched proudly in the van of human hatred,—making bonfires of human flesh and laughing at them hideously, and making the insulting of millions more than a matter of dislike,—rather a great religion, a world war-cry: Up white, down black; to your tents, O white folk, and world war with black and parti-colored mongrel beasts!”
“I'd found one in a parti-colored basket of heirloom cherries and saved the seed.”
“Jill raves over some parti-colored striped petunias, hot pink and white, white and dark purple.”
“I bet there is a lovely, parti-colored sky on the planet where you live.”
“In fact, there was one such Inspector in his black-and-yellow doublet and parti-colored hose just ahead of Kellen now.”
“For some, Ken Kesey's parti-colored bus may be a hideous reminder of national unraveling, but for Coca-Cola it seemed a perfect promotional instrument for its "Fruitopia" line, and the company has proceeded to send replicas of the bus around the country to generate interest in the counterculturally themed beverage.”
“For here are gloriously sugary images: great rows of parti-colored doughnuts slathered in frosting; platters of doughnuts lavishly coated with sprinkles -- yum!”
“Don't get me started on teenage boys who put coffee-can mufflers on their little parti-colored Bitsosushis and try to drag race on Coral Way.”
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