EnglishShow more Special sense of general English, alluding to the colours of a rainbow.
Used attributively in figurative. senses, alluding to the country’s many cultures: of or pertaining to the transformed non-racial South African society. Frequently in the collocations rainbow children, rainbow nation, rainbow people.
1994Mrs Mngcongo inGrocott’s Mail 29 Apr. 2Everyone can be happy because God helps all his rainbow children.
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