par·​ti-col·​or ˈpär-tē-ˌkə-lər How to pronounce parti-color (audio)
variants or parti-colored
: showing different colors or tints
especially : having a predominant color broken by patches of one or more other colors
a parti-color cocker spaniel
parti-color noun

Word History


obsolete English party parti-color, from Middle English parti, from Anglo-French, of two colors, from past participle of partir to divide

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parti-color was in 1530

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Cite this Entry

“Parti-color.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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