risqué

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See also: risque

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French risqué, from risquer (to risk)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪsˈkeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

risqué (comparative more risqué, superlative most risqué)

  1. Suggestive of sexual impropriety; bordering on the indelicate.
    • 1895, Marie Corelli, The Sorrows of Satan, OCLC 1085228267, page 9:
      Never blame society, — it buys books! Now if you could write a smart love-story, slightly risqué, — even a little more than risqué for that matter, that is the sort of thing that suits the present age.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

risqué (feminine risquée, masculine plural risqués, feminine plural risquées)

  1. risky
  2. risqué

Participle[edit]

risqué (feminine risquée, masculine plural risqués, feminine plural risquées)

  1. past participle of risquer

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Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French risquer (to risk), compare Haitian Creole risk.

Verb[edit]

risqué

  1. to risk

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales