"blue" Definition

Definitions for the word "blue" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. adj.
(bluer, bluest) 1 having the colour of a clear sky. 2 sad, depressed. 3 pornographic (a blue film). 4 politically conservative. n. 1 blue colour or pigment. 2 blue clothes or material (dressed in blue). 3 person who represents a university in a sport, esp. Oxford or cambridge. 4 conservative party supporter. v. (blues, blued, bluing or blueing) 1 make blue. 2 slang squander. once in a blue moon very rarely. Out of the blue unexpectedly. [french from germanic]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
said of talk that is smutty or indecent. Probably from the French, “Bibliothèque Bleu.” When the conversation has assumed an entirely opposite character, it is then said to be BROWN or Quakerish.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
a policeman; otherwise BLUE BOTTLE. From the colour of his uniform.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
4. slang
or BLEW, to pawn or pledge. Actually to get rid of.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
5. slang
confounded or surprised; “to look BLUE,” to look astonished, annoyed, or disappointed.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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