Definition of risqué in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈskeɪ/


Slightly indecent and liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive: his risqué humour
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  • 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.
informal blue, raunchy
British informal fruity, near the knuckle, saucy
North American informal gamy
euphemistic adult


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

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