Definition of off colour in English:

off colour

adjective

  • 1British Slightly unwell.

    ‘I'm feeling a bit off colour’
    • ‘Any player who was off-colour or who complained of fatigue was immediately stood down from training.’
    • ‘She booked an appointment with her doctor because she was feeling off-colour.’
    • ‘Since I was very young, whenever I'm off-colour and feverish I have the following recurring vision as I wander confusedly in the no-man's land between consciousness and sleep.’
    • ‘This morning I have a sore throat and feel decidedly off-colour.’
    • ‘He's still off-colour today, but submits to a meeting anyway.’
    • ‘I'm feeling off-colour and grumpy today.’
    • ‘To make matters worse, I'd started to develop what I thought was a bit of a cold by Saturday evening so I was feeling decidedly grumpy and off-colour.’
    • ‘Doctors should be made to think more carefully before handing out certificates willy-nilly just because someone looks a bit off-colour or says they do not feel so good.’
    • ‘I had been off-colour for several weeks and off food for several days prior to this and did not realise the effects of wine on an empty stomach.’
    • ‘I've been off-colour and not-blogging, apologies; here's a bunch of TV things quickly that bear further investigation.’
    • ‘If she feels a little off-colour then it's because the baby didn't like what we had for dinner.’
    • ‘If you are feeling a bit sluggish and off-colour it may be that your digestive system is out of balance.’
    unwell, ill, poorly, bad, out of sorts, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green about the gills, run down, washed out
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  • 2Slightly indecent or obscene.

    ‘off-colour jokes’
    smutty, dirty, rude, filthy, crude, suggestive, indecent, indelicate, indecorous, risqué, racy, bawdy, naughty, spicy, blue, vulgar, ribald, broad, salacious, coarse, obscene, pornographic
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Pronunciation

off colour

/ˌɒfˈkʌlə/