Definition of all-coloured in English:

all-coloured

(US all-colored)

adjective

  • 1Of many different colours; especially multicoloured, variegated.

  • 2US Originally and chiefly US. Consisting entirely of black, especially African-American, people; (during the era of racial segregation in the United States) intended for the use of African Americans exclusively.

  • 3South African South African. Usually with capital initial in the second element. Consisting entirely of Coloured people; (during the period of apartheid) intended for the use of Coloured people exclusively.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Joshua Sylvester (d. 1618), poet and translator. Probably partly from all + coloured, and partly from all + coloured.

Pronunciation

all-coloured

/ˈɔːlˌkʌləd/