risqué

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adjective ris·qué \ri-ˈskā\

Definition of risqué

  1. :  verging on impropriety or indecency :  off-color a risqué joke

Examples of risqué in a Sentence

  1. a song with risqué lyrics

  2. the bridal shower was filled with risqué banter and laughter

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Origin and Etymology of risqué

French, from past participle of risquer to risk, from risque


RISQUÉ Defined for English Language Learners

risqué

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adjective

Definition of risqué for English Language Learners

  • : referring to sex in a rude and slightly shocking way


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