[ awf-kuhl-er, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈkʌl ər, ˈɒf- /
not having the usual or standard color: an off-color gem.
of doubtful propriety or taste; risqué: an off-color joke.
not in one's usual health: to feel off-color.
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improper, salacious, pornographic, tasteless, lewd, off-color, unseemly, filthy, outrageous, ridiculous, vile, shocking, immoral, unbecoming, vulgar, indecent, prurient, naughty, ribald, erotic
Also especially British, off-col·our. Also off-col·ored (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of off-color
First recorded in 1855–60
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