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off-colour

adjective UK (US off-color) uk   /ˌɒfˈkʌl.ər/  us   /ˌɑːfˈkʌl.ɚ/

off-colour adjective (ILL)

[after verb] informal slightly ill: I'm feeling a bit off-colour today.

off-colour adjective (SEXUAL)

Off-colour remarks or jokes about sex are about sex and are slightly shocking.
Translations of “off-colour”
in Korean 건강이 안좋은…
in Arabic مُتوَعّك…
in Portuguese abatido, mal, de mau gosto…
in Catalan indisposat…
in Japanese 顔色がよくない…
in Italian giù di tono…
in Chinese (Traditional) 患病的, 稍有不適的,略感不舒服的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 患病的, 稍有不适的,略感不舒服的…
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