Meaning of “off-colour” in the English Dictionary

"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 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.

(Definition of “off-colour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)