risqué

See also: risque

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French risqué, from risquer (to risk)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪsˈkeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

risqué (comparative more risqué, superlative most risqué)

  1. Suggestive of sexual impropriety; bordering on the indelicate.
    • 1895, Marie Corelli, The Sorrows of Satan, OCLC 1085228267, page 9:
      Never blame society, — it buys books! Now if you could write a smart love-story, slightly risqué, — even a little more than risqué for that matter, that is the sort of thing that suits the present age.

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

risqué (feminine singular risquée, masculine plural risqués, feminine plural risquées)

  1. risky
  2. risqué

VerbEdit

risqué m (feminine singular risquée, masculine plural risqués, feminine plural risquées)

  1. past participle of risquer

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Louisiana Creole FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French risquer (to risk), compare Haitian Creole risk.

VerbEdit

risqué

  1. to risk

ReferencesEdit

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales