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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indelicate, off-color, off-colouradjective

    in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent

    "an indelicate remark"; "an off-color joke"

  2. bawdy, off-color, ribaldadjective

    humorously vulgar

    "bawdy songs"; "off-color jokes"; "ribald language"

Wiktionary

  1. off-coloradjective

    dirty, vulgar or obscene

    He told an off-color joke.

  2. off-coloradjective

    different than usual

    The critics described the pop star's new album as very off-color.

Wikipedia

  1. off-color

    Off-color humor (also known as vulgar humor, crude humor, or shock humor) is humor that deals with topics that may be considered to be in poor taste or vulgar. Many comedic genres (including jokes, prose, poems, black comedy, blue comedy, insult comedy, cringe comedy and skits) may incorporate "off-color" elements. Most commonly labeled as "off-color" are acts concerned with sex, a particular ethnic group, or gender. Other off-color topics include violence, particularly domestic abuse; excessive swearing or profanity; toilet humor; national superiority or inferiority, pedophilic content, and any topics generally considered impolite or indecent. Generally, the point of off-color humor is to induce laughter by evoking a feeling of shock and surprise in the comedian's audience. In this way, off-color humor is related to other forms of postmodern humor, such as the anti-joke.

ChatGPT

  1. off-color

    Off-color generally refers to something that is inappropriate, risqué, or offensive, often involving humor or remarks. It can also refer to materials or objects that don't match the desired, expected, or necessary color.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-color in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-color in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of off-color in a Sentence

  1. Dan Gainor:

    The hot mic is just one more tool the media use to protect their friends and target their enemies, nBC worked with Donald Trump for 11 years. There were no news stories about Trump's off-color and crude comments. It did everything it could to protect him -- both in news and entertainment. He, and indirectly Billy Bush, became targets because he ran a political campaign wildly opposed by network reporters, producers and anchors … If you are liberal, it won't likely impact you for long. If you are to the right of the media covering the story, it will haunt you forever.


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