off-color

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off-col·or

(ôf′kŭl′ər, ŏf′-)
adj.
1. Exhibiting bad taste: an off-color joke.
2. Varying from the usual, expected, or required color.
3. Not in good health or spirits.

off′-col′or



adj.
1. not having the usual or standard color.
2. of doubtful propriety or taste; risqué.
3. not in one's usual health.
Also, off′-col′ored (for defs. 1,2).
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.off-color - in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent; "an indelicate remark"; "an off-color joke"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste
2.off-color - humorously vulgar; "bawdy songs"; "off-color jokes"; "ribald language"
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"

off-color

adjective
1. Bordering on indelicacy or impropriety:
2. Affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems: