off colour

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off colour

adj (off-colour when prenominal)
1. chiefly Brit slightly ill; unwell
2. US: off color indecent or indelicate; risqué
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References in classic literature ?
"You are pale and a little off color. You should come with me for a ten mile spin upon the tandem."
However, sexual harassment and off color humor are only part of the picture.
Split colorant addition point: Mills frequently lose paper from their machines that is off color or off shade.