off-white

[ awf-hwahyt, -wahyt, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt, ˈɒf- /

adjective

white mixed with a small amount of gray, yellow, or other light color.

noun

an off-white color.

Nearby words

  1. off-the-record,
  2. off-the-shelf,
  3. off-the-wall,
  4. off-topic,
  5. off-trail,
  6. off-year,
  7. off-year election,
  8. off.,
  9. offa,
  10. offal

Origin of off-white

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for off-white

off-white

noun

a colour, such as cream or bone, consisting of white mixed with a tinge of grey or with a pale hue

adjective

of such a colouran off-white coat
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Word Origin and History for off-white

off-white

n.

"white with a tinge of gray or yellow," 1927, from off (adv.) + white (n.).

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