Khaki vs Tigerstripe - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between khaki and tigerstripe

is that khaki is a dull, yellowish-brown colour, the colour of dust while tigerstripe is any of a group of camouflage patterns developed for close-range use in jungle warfare, having narrow brushlike strokes of green and brown accompanied by broader strokes of black printed over a lighter olive or khaki.

As an adjective khaki

is dust-coloured; of the colour of dust.

khaki

English

Alternative forms

* (l)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A dull, yellowish-brown colour, the colour of dust.
  • * 1899 , Rudyard Kipling, The Absent-Minded Beggar
  • When you've shouted "Rule Britannia", when you've sung "God Save The Queen",
    When you've finished killing Kruger with your mouth;
    Will you kindly drop a shilling in my little tambourine
    For a gentleman in khaki ordered South?
  • Khaki green, a dull green colour.
  • * 1921 , War work of the Bureau of Standards , no. 46, page 54.
  • The English Government for a long time has used a type of pigmented dope cover, khaki colored by iron pigments and lampblack, which is called P. C. 10.
  • * 2007 , Yuji Matsuki, American Fighters Over Europe: Colors & Markings of USAAF Fighters in WWII, page 4, ISBN 0890247110.
  • At the end of World War I, the U.S. Army Air Service painted everything khaki'. This ' khaki was practically the same as British PC10 and can be considered the basis of the later olive drab color.
  • * 2010 , Martin Windrow, French Foreign Legion: Infantry and Cavalry since 1945 , page 52, ISBN 1855326213.
  • In these notes we have used the British rather than the US terms for colours: i.e. 'khaki' here means the drab brown - US 'olive drab' - used for woolen uniforms and 'khaki drill' for the pale yellowish tan - US 'khaki' - used for lightweight summer/tropical dress.
  • * Op. cit. , page 56
  • The very loose seroual trousers were made in both sand-khaki drill, and in winter-weight khaki wool for wear with the M1946 battledress blouse.
  • A strong cloth of wool or cotton, often used for military or other uniforms.
  • (South Africa, slang) A British person (from the colour of the uniform of British troops).
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Dust-coloured; of the colour of dust.
  • Derived terms

    * khaki-tile * khaki green

    tigerstripe

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia tigerstripe)
  • Any of a group of camouflage patterns developed for close-range use in jungle warfare, having narrow brushlike strokes of green and brown accompanied by broader strokes of black printed over a lighter olive or khaki.