[awf-hwahyt, -wahyt, of-]
- white mixed with a small amount of gray, yellow, or other light color.
- an off-white color.
Origin of off-white
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for off-white
On the inside is the usual mix of off-white, flecked linoleum tiles and segmented ceiling panels, dull and dimly lit.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
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The larger was celadon green; the smaller, off-white, was glowing, gleaming.Sugar Plum
The belly and the front of the head may be grayish to off-white.Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic
She was a mare, two and a half years old, with a tawny coat and an off-white mane and tail--a perfect little lady.Look Back on Happiness
- a colour, such as cream or bone, consisting of white mixed with a tinge of grey or with a pale hue
- of such a colouran off-white coat
Word Origin and History for off-white
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