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blue

Definitions by Oxford


[bluː], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- of a colour intermediate between green and violet, as of the sky or sea on a sunny day
(e.g: the clear blue sky)

- (of a person or mood) melancholy, sad, or depressed
(e.g: he's feeling blue)

- (of a film, joke, or story) having sexual or pornographic content
(e.g: a blue movie)

- politically conservative
(e.g: the successful blue candidate)


Phrases:
- blue on blue
- boys in blue
- bung on a blue
- do something until one is blue in the face
- out of the blue
- talk a blue streak

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French bleu, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to Old English blǣwen ‘blue’ and Old Norse blár ‘dark blue’ (see also blaeberry)


[bluː], (Noun)

Definitions:
- blue colour or pigment
(e.g: she was dressed in blue)

- a small butterfly, the male of which is predominantly blue while the female is typically brown.

- a person who has represented Cambridge University (a Cambridge blue) or Oxford University (an Oxford blue) at a particular sport in a match between the two universities
(e.g: a flyweight boxing blue)

- an argument or fight
(e.g: did you have a blue or what?)

- a mistake
(e.g: his tactical blue in saying the opposition wasn't ready to govern)

- a nickname for a red-headed person
(e.g: only an Aussie could make a red-headed man ‘Blue.’)

- a supporter of the Conservative Party.


Phrases:
- blue on blue
- boys in blue
- bung on a blue
- do something until one is blue in the face
- out of the blue
- talk a blue streak

Origin:


[bluː], (Verb)

Definitions:
- make or become blue
(e.g: the light dims, bluing the retina)

- wash (white clothes) with bluing
(e.g: they blued the shirts and starched the uniforms)


Phrases:
- blue on blue
- boys in blue
- bung on a blue
- do something until one is blue in the face
- out of the blue
- talk a blue streak

Origin:


[bluː], (Verb)

Definitions:
- squander or recklessly spend (money).


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 19th century: perhaps a variant of blow







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