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Definition 1: humorously vulgar - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where off-color or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bawdy songs
  • off-color jokes
  • ribald language

Synonyms for off-color in the sense of this definition

(off-color is similar to ...) (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency

"dirty words" "a dirty old man" "dirty books and movies" "boys telling dirty jokes" "has a dirty mouth"

Definition 2: in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where off-color or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an indelicate remark
  • an off-color joke

Synonyms for off-color in the sense of this definition

(off-color is similar to ...) lacking aesthetic or social taste

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