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risqué

[ri-skey; French rees-key] /rɪˈskeɪ; French risˈkeɪ/
adjective
1.
daringly close to indelicacy or impropriety; off-color:
a risqué story.
Origin of risqué
1865-1870
1865-70; < French, past participle of risquer to risk
Can be confused
risky, risqué.
Synonyms
broad, gross, indecent, ribald.
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risqué

/ˈrɪskeɪ/
adjective
1.
bordering on impropriety or indecency: a risqué joke
Word Origin
C19: from French risquer to hazard, risk
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risque

adj.

"tending toward impropriety," 1867, from French risqué, past participle of risquer "to risk" (see risk (v.)).

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