Definition of risqué in English:


Line breaks: ris¦qué
Pronunciation: /rɪˈskeɪ
, ˈrɪskeɪ
, ˈriːskeɪ


Slightly indecent and liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive: his risqué humour
More example sentences
  • In short, you get the suggestion of something risqué - a tease.
  • She tended to wear the short skirts and the slightly risqué shirts or tank tops, but somehow she could pull the look off without being labeled a slut.
  • It was slightly more risqué than the other outfits, only because of the midriff and back showing, along with some cleavage.


mid 19th century: French, past participle of risquer 'to risk'.

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