Definition of off colour in English:
1British Slightly unwell: I’m feeling a bit off colour
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- 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.
- 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.
unwell, ill, poorly, bad, out of sorts, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green about the gills, run down, washed out;
informal under the weather, below par, not up to par, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, rotten, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy
British informal grotty, ropy
Australian/New Zealand informal crook
vulgar slang crappy
2Slightly indecent or obscene: off-colour jokes
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