What does off-color mean?

Definitions for off-color

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word off-color.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indelicate, off-color, off-colour(adj)

    in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent

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

  2. bawdy, off-color, ribald(adj)

    humorously vulgar

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


  1. off-color(Adjective)

    dirty, vulgar or obscene

    He told an off-color joke.

  2. off-color(Adjective)

    different than usual

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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.

Images & Illustrations of off-color

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