African-American. The former "polite" term, replaced by "Negro," then by "black," now by "African-American."
White folks in Washington
They sure know how
To call a colored man a nigger,
Just to see him bow.
-- Lead Belly, "Bourgeois Blues"
by octopod June 13, 2004
1. The quality of an object or substance with respect to light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of the reflected light; saturation or chroma; hue.

2. One of the words that's most popularly debated about the correct spelling of. Color vs Colour.

In the USA the spelling of the word is 'color'. Many "Yankophiles" (people that live outside of the USA, but admire the USA) also spell it this way.

In the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, etc. the correct spelling of the word is 'colour'.
Anglophiles in the USA (Americans that admire England) also spell the word 'colour'.

Simple as.
There's no real correct way to spell the word, if it's officially adopted as the correct spelling there. That's why in the US, they speak American-English, not exactly English per se.

Chatroom Session:

British person: So yh, mate. The colour of my car is red.

American person: wtf. u spelled color wrong.

British person: no, u did. the english language originated here. so colour is correct.

Open minded person: Shut up both of you. Both 'colour' and 'color' are both correct. You're on the internet speaking internationally, so technically they're both right.

British and American people: .....
by PERSANNNNNNA February 18, 2009
Listen up, you ignorant assholes...there's no right or wrong way to spell it.

It was originally "colour", but early Americans decided that the "u" was unnecessary, so they changed it to "color". What's so wrong about that...they thought it made a lot of sense. And what's wrong with the original spelling...obviously that's the way the Brits liked it!

I can't believe some of the postings on here...with the Brits calling us "lazy" and "stupid" for changing the spelling of a word, and with us calling them ridiculous because their version has an "extra letter"...for Pete's sake, it's a fucking WORD.

Language evolves over time, so deal with it and stop bitching about insignificant things, like everyday language. There's much more important stuff going on out there...
"Color" or "colour"...it's the same word either way.
by C-Mills June 14, 2007
*Clothes.

*Symbol color, as in a color representing a group or a side.
"Man get some colors CJ!"
by Dave October 29, 2004
When mouthed to someone it looks as though the person mouthing it is saying "I love you."
1st person (silently mouthing): Colorful
2nd person: Awww, I love you, too.
by AmyElizabeth95 December 13, 2010
Clothing of a specific color and/or style, identifying person's association with a particular gang. Basically, gangster version of an armed forces uniform.
Wassup homie, why ain't you wearing colors today?
by V. Kroenen July 6, 2005
Freely using language such as the new words on Urban Dictionary to express yourself.

Any expressive activity in either language, art, dance, dress, music or communication with other people.
I catch You dancing in the Moonlight on the beach in the Tropics. The only sound breaking waves and a rustle of untrimmed palms from the Trade Winds at Sea. Who is this Woman who moves so fluidly in the tones of black and white by the beams reflected? No electronic iPod but music within her DNA. Her Colorativity excites me and wets me in anticipation of out first Lovemaking.
by Robert J. Lanier September 23, 2007