- risorius muscle,
- risus caninus
Origin of risqué
Examples from the Web for risque
Risque material can rise above being offensive as long as it's funny.
Jagger initially added some shock value to her image, when taking on the risque Hudson Jeans campaign last summer at 17.
Because it was oh-so- raunchy and the kids today like the risque, and the dirty language and the sexual situations.
In March the cider should be again drawn off, when all risque of fermentation ceases.The Practical Distiller|Samuel McHarry
How he came by the power is another question; for which he must answer with his life when caught—so he runs risque for risque.Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Volume 8|Samuel Richardson
But if you will have me come, I will rely on my good intentions, and risque every one's displeasure.Clarissa, Volume 7|Samuel Richardson
But however that be, a man must run the risque, for he must preserve his honour.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
His companions looked upon the enterprize as too hazardous, and could not think at all of running such a risque.The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1|Robert Forbes
Word Origin for risqué
"tending toward impropriety," 1867, from French risqué, past participle of risquer "to risk" (see risk (v.)).