Definition of risqué
: verging on impropriety or indecency : off-color a risqué joke
Examples of risqué in a Sentence
a song with risqué lyrics
the bridal shower was filled with risqué banter and laughter
Recent Examples of risqué from the Web
A 1994 director's cut reinserts most of that footage, which includes a brothel scene that was likely deemed too risque for American audiences in 1969.
The student alleges a violation of her constitutional rights, in a civil suit filed last week that could serve as a cautionary tale to other officials considering punishing students over risque self-portraits.
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Origin and Etymology of risqué
French, from past participle of risquer to risk, from risque
First Known Use: 1867See Words from the same year
RISQUÉ Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of risqué for English Language Learners
: referring to sex in a rude and slightly shocking way
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