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

Origin and Etymology of risqué

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


First Known Use: 1867


RISQUÉ Defined for English Language Learners

risqué

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adjective ris·qué \ri-ˈskā\

Definition of risqué for English Language Learners

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


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