off-color off-color

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent
  2. (adj) humorously vulgar

Usage(s):

  1. Hunters who see an off-color dove this shooting season should report it at once to the nearest wildlife authorities.
  2. Obama called Special Olympics Chair Tim Shriver from Air Force One before his Leno interview even aired to apologize for the off-color joke.
  3. The comedian and host of her own Bravo reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, is known for off-color remarks and self-deprecating humor.

News

  • Community consensus: LePage's comments 'disappointing'

    Both supporters and opponents of Gov. Paul LePage's reacted this week to his comments regarding Democratic Sen. Troy Jackson, including an off-color remark about "Vaseline."
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Morning Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "I would like to sincerely apologize for my off-color remarks to the press yesterday from Calgary," Avery said. "I should not have made those comments, and I recognize that they were inappropriate. It was a bad attempt to build excitement for...
    on Dec 4, 2008 By: Sean Avery Source: ESPN

  2. "The next game is hugely important. From now on, if a team is a bit off-color, it can pay a heavy price," Scolari said.
    on Jun 21, 2006 By: Luiz Felipe Scolari Source: USA Today

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