of color etymology

English word of color comes from English of, English color

Detailed word origin of of color

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
of English (eng) (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to. [from the 19th c.]. (UK, _, dialectal) For (a given length of time), chiefly in negative constructions. [from the 13th c.]. (chiefly, regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity. [from the 9th c.]. (now, archaic, literary) With preceding partitive [...]
color English (eng) Conveying color, as opposed to shades of gray. (countable) A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class.. (figuratively) Interest, especially in a selective area.. (heraldry) Any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms, including azure, gules, sable, and vert. Contrast with metal.. (in the plural) A standard or banner.. (in the plural) An [...]
of color English (eng) (chiefly, US) Of a race other than white, especially black-skinned. [from 18th c.].

Words with the same origin as of color

Descendants of of
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