off-color

adjective
off-col·or | \ˈȯf-ˈkə-lər \
variants: or off-colored \ˈȯf-ˈkə-lərd \

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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of off-color

: feeling somewhat ill : not quite well

: not socially acceptable : indecent or improper

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