, n. 1. A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party-colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool. Chaucer. "Motley 's the only wear." Shak.
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2. Hence, a jester, a fool. [Obs.] Shak.
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Man of motley, a fool. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
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