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"off-colour" in British English

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off-colouradjective

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

[after verb] informal slightlyill: I'm ​feeling a ​bit off-colour today.
  • off-colour adjective (SEXUAL)

Off-colour ​remarks or ​jokes about ​sex are about ​sex and are ​slightlyshocking.
(Definition of off-colour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “off-colour”
in Arabic مُتوَعّك…
in Korean 건강이 안좋은…
in Portuguese abatido, mal, de mau gosto…
in Catalan indisposat…
in Japanese 顔色がよくない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 患病的, 稍有不适的,略感不舒服的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 患病的, 稍有不適的,略感不舒服的…
in Italian giù di tono…
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