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Definition of motley:

  1. A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party- colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool.
  2. Composed of different or various parts; heterogeneously made or mixed up; discordantly composite; as, motley style.
  3. Hence, a jester, a fool.
  4. Variegated in color; consisting of different colors; dappled; party- colored; as, a motley coat.
  5. Wearing motley or party- colored clothing. See Motley, n., 1.

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