off-colour off-colour

Definition(s):

  • (adj) in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Group number two, quite as definite, was the wicked group an off-colour mixture of boys from all races and all families, who sat in the rear of the rooms and cried their .

News

  • Soccer-Pellegrini blames fatigue as City run out of zip

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini blamed English football's traditional Christmas fixture pile-up for his team's off-colour performance in a 1-0 Premier League win over struggling Crystal Palace on Saturday. A 66th-minute strike by Bosnian Edin Dzeko settled a closely-fought match in which England goalkeeper Joe Hart made a string of good saves to help extend City's home league record to ...
    on December 29, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • "I think off-colour language is ingrained in the dressing room," said Wilson, a 51-year-old grandfather. "It's part of professional sports and its a macho testosterone-fuelled environment. My daughters, when they were in grade school, would...
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Ron Wilson Source: Canada.com

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