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off-color

Rude or vulgar; likely to offend others, especially due to being sexually explicit or suggestive. Primarily heard in US. A: "What did you think of the awards ceremony last night?" B: "I found the presenter's jokes a bit too off-color for my taste." I'm afraid I may have gotten on your friend's bad side with my off-color remarks.

off color

mod. dirty or smutty; raunchy. (Usually hyphenated before a nominal.) That joke was sort of off color.
See also: color, off
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