off–color

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adjective off–col·or \ˈȯf-ˈkə-lər\
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off–colored

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Definition of off–color

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

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

1854

First Known Use of off–color

1854


OFF–COLOR Defined for English Language Learners

off–color

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adjective off–col·or \ˈȯf-ˈkə-lər\

Definition of off–color for English Language Learners

  • : feeling somewhat ill : not quite well

  • : not socially acceptable : indecent or improper

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