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risqué

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

Definition of risqué in English:

adjective

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.
Synonyms
informal blue, raunchy
British informal fruity, near the knuckle, saucy
North American informal gamy
euphemistic adult

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with risqué

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