Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective same as colored.
  • adjective having a dark color; -- of skin color.

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  • adjective Having a relatively dark skin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective naturally having skin of a dark color
  • adjective having skin rich in melanin pigments

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The man is described as dark-skinned and clean shaven with short hair.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The man is described as dark-skinned and clean shaven with short hair.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The man is described as dark-skinned and clean shaven with short hair.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The man was described as dark-skinned, middle-aged and unshaven with thinning hair, the news release said.

    The Seattle Times

  • Social worker Jane Addams, who led the movement to assimilate immigrants through settlement houses and who may have observed more immigrants at the time than anyone, reported that Italians in Chicago “held no particular animosity toward Negroes, for those in the neighborhood were mostly from South Italy and accustomed to the dark-skinned races.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • As the story goes, nationally televised images of well-dressed children marching into jail, and of protesters being blasted with hoses and attacked by German shepherds, at a time when the United States was engaged in a competition with Communism for the hearts and minds of dark-skinned people in the Third World, made segregation a contradiction that had to be eliminated.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • He was a dark-skinned brother with pearly white teeth, deep dimples and brushed-wavy hair.

    Show Stoppah

  • “Them some bad bitches,” a heavyset dark-skinned sistah wearing frizzy-looking cornrows said, jumping from her seat, dropping the Detroit newspaper.

    Show Stoppah

  • Isis whispered, nodding her head at a dark-skinned woman wearing a weave pulled back into one long ponytail, sitting at a table in the corner by herself.

    Show Stoppah

  • The curly haired, dark-skinned child who stared up at him with “hero-worship” adoration was oblivious to the fact that his white shirt was pulled halfway out of the waist of his pants or that his clip-on bow-tie was askew.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

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