Synonyms of near the knuckle in English:

near the knuckle

See definition of near the knuckle


1‘they were a bit cheeky and quite near the knuckle, but it's all in good fun’


risqué, racy, sexy, naughty, spicy, juicy, suggestive, ribald, indelicate, indecorous, indecent, immodest, off colour, dirty, rude, smutty, crude, bawdy, vulgar, salacious, coarse

North American gamy

informal raunchy, blue, close to the bone, near the bone

British informal fruity, saucy

euphemistic adult