[awf-kuhl-er, of-] /ˈɔfˈkʌl ər, ˈɒf-/
not having the usual or standard color:
an off-color gem.
of doubtful propriety or taste; risqué:
an off-color joke.
not in one’s usual health:
to feel off-color.
1858, from off (adv.) + color (n.); originally used of gems; figurative extension to “of questionable taste, risqué” is American English, 1867.
[awf-doo-tee, -dyoo-, of-] /ˈɔfˈdu ti, -ˈdyu-, ˈɒf-/ adjective 1. not engaged in the performance of one’s usual work: an off-duty police officer. 2. of, relating to, or during a period when a person is not at work. adj. 1743, from off (adv.) + duty.
/ˈɒfˌkʌt/ noun 1. a piece of paper, plywood, fabric, etc, remaining after the main pieces have been cut; remnant
[awf, of] /ɔf, ɒf/ adverb 1. so as to be no longer supported or attached: This button is about to come off. 2. so as to be no longer covering or enclosing: to take a hat off; to take the wrapping off. 3. away from a place: to run off; to look off toward the […]
[aw-fuh n-bahk, of-uh n-; for 1 also French aw-fen-bak; for 2 also German awf-uh n-bahkh] /ˈɔ fənˌbɑk, ˈɒf ən-; for 1 also French ɔ fɛnˈbak; for 2 also German ˈɔf ənˌbɑx/ noun 1. Jacques [zhahk] /ʒɑk/ (Show IPA), 1819–80, French composer. 2. a city in S Hesse, in central Germany, on the Main River, near […]