[awf-hwahyt, -wahyt, of-]
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  1. an off-white color.

Origin of off-white

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. a colour, such as cream or bone, consisting of white mixed with a tinge of grey or with a pale hue
  1. of such a colouran off-white coat
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Word Origin and History for off-white

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

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