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Meaning of "person of colour" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PERSON OF COLOUR

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERSON OF COLOUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Person of colour is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PERSON OF COLOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Person of color

Person of color is a term used primarily in the United States to describe any person who is not white. The term is meant to be inclusive among non-white groups, emphasizing common experiences of racism. People of color was introduced as a preferable replacement to both non-white and minority, which are also inclusive, because it frames the subject positively; non-white defines people in terms of what they are not, and minority frequently carries a subordinate connotation. Style guides for writing from American Heritage, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Mount Holyoke College, recommend the term over these alternatives. It may also be used with other collective categories of people such as students of color, men of color and women of color. The untranslated English term has also seen some limited usage among Germans of color, especially when stressing the postcolonial perspective, but so far has not found entrance into general German language and is not necessarily known by the general populace.

Definition of person of colour in the English dictionary

The definition of person of colour in the dictionary is a person who is not white.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERSON OF COLOUR

person
person-to-person call
persona
persona grata
persona non grata
personable
personableness
personably
personae
personae gratae
personae non gratae
personage
personal
personal accident insurance
personal ad
personal allowance
personal assistant
personal belongings
personal best
personal bodyguard

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERSON OF COLOUR

bicolour
body colour
colour
discolour
eye colour
flour
four-colour
hair colour
multicolour
off colour
off-colour
oil colour
primary colour
recolour
secondary colour
skin colour
technicolour
three-colour
tone colour
tricolour
watercolour

Synonyms and antonyms of person of colour in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «person of colour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERSON OF COLOUR

Find out the translation of person of colour to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of person of colour from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «person of colour» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

个人色彩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

persona de color
570 millions of speakers

English

person of colour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रंग के व्यक्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شخص من الألوان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

человек цвета
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pessoa de cor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রঙিন ব্যক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

personne de couleur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orang warna
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Person von Farbe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

色の人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

색의 사람
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wong werna
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người da màu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வண்ண நபர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रंगाची व्यक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Renk kişisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

persona di colore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Osoba koloru
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

людина кольору
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

persoană de culoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόσωπο του χρώματος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

persoon van kleur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

personen av färg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

person av farge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of person of colour

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERSON OF COLOUR»

The term «person of colour» is regularly used and occupies the 78.964 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERSON OF COLOUR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about person of colour

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERSON OF COLOUR»

Discover the use of person of colour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to person of colour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
General Report of the Emigration Commissioners
How to be dealt with. limits, under any pretext whatsoever, by land or by water; and in case any free negro or person of colour (not. being a seaman on board of any vessel arriving within this State) shall migrate into or be introduced into this ...
Great Britain. Emigration Commission, 1843
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A digest of the laws of the United States & the State of ...
justice of the peace of the district or parish where he or she shall be taken, which justice is hereby required to summon three freeholders, and form a court to examine such free negro or person of colour, and on conviction, to order him or her to ...
Thomas Doughty Condy, 1830
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A digest of the laws of Texas: to which is subjoined an ...
of the Sheriff, or any one of the Constables of the county to which such emigration shall be made, to arrest such free person of colour, after giving him ten days' notice, and bring him before the Chief Justice of the county, or Judge of the district; ...
Oliver Cromwell HARTLEY, 1850
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A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia: Containing All ...
Vol. 111. 804. 69. Sec. 1. Tbe following shall be considered as capital offences, certain when committed by a slave or free person of colour ; — insurrection, ^h! Tbip"»iih or any attempt to excite it ; poisoning, or attempting to poison ; com- death, ...
Georgia, Oliver Hillhouse Prince, 1822
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The Laws of North-Carolina, Enacted in the Year ...
130 - LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA. or person of colour residing in lhna State shall have any cl)nnnn\l" nication by words or writing with such free person of colour' while on board such ship or vessel, the captain, commander or chief ofliccr of ...
North Carolina, 1831
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A collection of the laws of the United States relating to ...
... shall safe keep every negro, mulatto, or person of colour found on board of any ship or vessel so by them seized, taken, or brought into port for condemnation, and shall deliver every such negro, mulatto, or person of colour, to such person or ...
United States, 1844
7
Laws of the state of North-Carolina: including the titles of ...
Be it further enacted, That every sheriff selling as missions, &c. aforesaid, may retain out of the purchase money of such negro, mulatto or person of colour, so sold, besides tire rewards above directed to be paid, and besides the reasonable  ...
North Carolina, Henry Potter, John Louis Taylor, 1821
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Digest of the Laws Relative to Slaves and Free People of ...
Be it furl/icr enacted &,c., That if any free person or persons shall hereafter know- _ ingly bring or cause to be brought into this State any fi'ee negro, mulatto, or person of colour, and shall hold the same as a slave, or shall oll'cr the . same for  ...
Louisiana, William Christy, Louisiana Constitutional and Anti-Fanatical Society, 1835
9
Hertslet's Commercial Treaties: A Collection of Treaties and ...
shals in the city of Charleston, should the entry be made in Charleston, upon information of the migration or introduction of any such free negro or person of colour, to arrest and bring before some magistrateof the district or parish where the ...
Lewis Hertslet, Sir Edward Hertslet, 1859
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Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the rn wliat manncr passing of this Act, any negro or person of colour, being or pretending to be free, any negro, &c shall be liable to be called before any magistrate of ...
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1816

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERSON OF COLOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term person of colour is used in the context of the following news items.
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The wrong kind of ally: Taylor Swift is just another Atticus Finch
Reading To Kill a Mockingbird as a child was the first time I encountered something akin to the racial discord I witnessed, as a person of colour, ... «National Post, Jul 15»
2
Ad-hoc group sparks discussion of racial representation in …
"As a person of colour who lives in a world where you face a lot of barriers in terms of systemic racism and lack of representation…in order to ... «Straight.com, Jul 15»
3
The World's First Non-White Modeling Agency Successfully Pushes …
How does that make me feel? In general I think, as a person of colour, you internalise. Creating this agency is a way to channel those feelings.”. «Madame Noire, Jul 15»
4
Stu Cowan: Pedro Martinez still loves Montreal — even in a Red Sox …
“In Montreal, I never had a problem being a person of colour,” Martinez says. “A blend of everyone lived there — blacks, Caribbeans, Greeks, ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»
5
Cornwallis clash: Let's not honour barbarism imported from Europe
But after living in this country for 76 years, I've grown used to expecting such comments when a person of colour dares to express an opinion ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jul 15»
6
The world's first non-white modelling agency – a true celebration of …
“How does that make me feel? In general I think, as a person of colour, you internalise. Creating this agency is a way to channel those feelings.”. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
It may feature the harmless faces of Zoella and Alfie Deyes, but Oh …
... trumps double-page spread there isn't a single person of colour. In depicting a diverse industry as mostly white, the magazine's creators have ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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From slavery to singing star: celebrating Thomas Rutling
Frankly, if I were a young person of colour in an audience, I would expect to a see in the opera company a reflection of the society we live in, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
Chi-Chi Nwanoku's Chineke! Orchestra Debuts Sept. 13 at …
... I completely belong to the country and society in which I live and I've never gone through my life feeling like I'm a token person of colour. «Classicalite, Jul 15»
10
Review: POWER UP #1
What's noticeable is that Amie is not the only person of colour in Power Up, she is, in fact, one of many. She is also not the sole possessor of her ... «Comicosity, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Person of colour [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/person-of-colour>. Aug 2019 ».
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