off-color

adjective
off-col·​or | \ ˈȯf-ˈkə-lər How to pronounce off-color (audio) \
variants: or off-colored \ ˈȯf-​ˈkə-​lərd How to pronounce off-color (audio) \

Definition of off-color

1a : not having the right or standard color
b : being out of sorts
2a : of doubtful propriety : dubious
b : verging on the indecent off-color remarks

First Known Use of off-color

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Off-color.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-color. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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