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[pahr-tee-kuhl-erd] /ˈpɑr tiˌkʌl ərd/

having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated:
a parti-colored dress.

1530s, from party “divided,” from French parti, past participle of partir “to divide” (see part (v.)). The noun parti itself occurs in the sense “parti-colored” from late 14c.


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