from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Suggestive of or bordering on indelicacy or impropriety.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Suggestive of sexual impropriety; bordering on the indelicate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hazardous; risky; esp., fig., verging upon impropriety; dangerously close to, or suggestive of, what is indecent or of doubtful morality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete spelling of risk.
  • Audacious; on the edge of indecency; of doubtful morality; intentionally suggestive of impropriety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suggestive of sexual impropriety


French, from past participle of risquer, to risk, from risque, risk; see risk.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French risqué, from risquer ("to risk") (Wiktionary)


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