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off–color

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adjective off–col·or \ˈȯf-ˈkə-lər\

Simple Definition of off–color

  • : feeling somewhat ill : not quite well

  • : not socially acceptable : indecent or improper

Full Definition of off–color

  1. 1 a :  not having the right or standard color b :  being out of sorts

  2. 2 a :  of doubtful propriety :  dubious b :  verging on the indecent <off–color remarks>

1854

First Known Use of off–color

1854

Variants of off–color

or off–col·ored play \-lərd\

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