: a yellowish or grayish white

Examples of off-white in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seat and trim colors include medium brown, black, off-white, light brown, maroon and red. James Raia, The Mercury News, 29 May 2024 Amid a range limited to neutrals — grays, tans, browns, off-white — bright crimson blood stands out. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 The phone comes in four colors: Aloe (green), Bay (blue), Obsidian (black), or Porcelain (off-white). PCMAG, 20 May 2024 Earlier this month, Nike re-released the Air Jordan 4 shoes in an off-white, neutral gray and industrial blue colorway and Air Jordan 3 sneakers in a white, sail, cement gray and cosmic clay design. Rudie Obias, Variety, 17 May 2024 Brittany, meanwhile, decided to go with olive-colored pants, an off-white cropped shirt and some white sneakers. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 12 May 2024 Jennifer Lopez wore a figure-hugging Schiaparelli gown, Bad Bunny arrived in a daring black outfit by Maison Margiela and Chris Hemsworth donned an off-white Tom Ford suit. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 Much like his other Met Gala appearances, Lil Nas X showed out this year, wearing an oversize off-white suit by Luar with shiny silver paneling. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 Popular on Variety These sneakers come in an off-white, neutral gray and industrial blue colorway. Rudie Obias, Variety, 4 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of off-white was in 1927

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“Off-white.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-white. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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: a yellowish or grayish white

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