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off-white

[awf-hwahyt, -wahyt, of-] /ˈɔfˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
white mixed with a small amount of gray, yellow, or other light color.
noun
2.
an off-white color.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples for offwhite
  • There is generally an offwhite color on the lips, chin, and underparts.
  • Adulterated cocaine is often a white, offwhite or pinkish powder.
British Dictionary definitions for offwhite

off-white

noun
1.
a colour, such as cream or bone, consisting of white mixed with a tinge of grey or with a pale hue
adjective
2.
of such a colour an off-white coat
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Word Origin and History for offwhite
off-white
"white with a tinge of gray or yellow," 1927, from off + white.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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