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off-color ‎(comparative more off-color, superlative most off-color)

  1. Of the wrong color.
    • 1936, Chemical Industries (volume 38, page 400)
      Careful control of mixing at the central point reduces the possibility of off-color paint in some booths, and uniform pressure at the spray guns is easily maintained.
  2. (idiomatic) dirty, vulgar or obscene
    He told an off-color joke.
  3. (idiomatic) different than usual
    The critics described the pop star's new album as very off-color.
  4. (idiomatic) in poor health
    I feel a bit off-color today.