off colour


adjective (off-colour when prenominal)

mainly British slightly ill; unwell
indecent or indelicate; risqué

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Example sentences from the Web for off colour

  • I don't want any of your off-colour stuff from the Drones' smoking-room.

    Right Ho, Jeeves|P. G. Wodehouse
  • According to digger parlance it was “off-colour,” and, therefore, not excessively valuable.

    Six Months at the Cape|R.M. Ballantyne