blue [1] ADJECTIVE (bluer, bluest) 1) of a colour intermediate between green and violet, as of the sky on a sunny day. 2) informal melancholy or depressed. 3) informal (of a film, joke, or story) with sexual or pornographic content. 4) (of a cat, fox, or rabbit) having fur of a smoky grey colour. 5) Brit. informal politically conservative.
NOUN 1) blue colour, pigment, or material. 2) Brit. a person who has represented Cambridge University or Oxford University in a particular sport. 3) Austral./NZ informal a nickname for a redheaded person. 4) Austral./NZ informal an argument or fight.
once in a blue moon — Cf. ↑once in a blue moon
out of the blue — Cf. ↑out of the blue
talk a blue streak — Cf. ↑talk a blue streak
DERIVATIVES blueness noun.
ORIGIN Old French bleu.
blue [2] VERB (blues, blued, bluing or blueing) Brit. informal, dated squander or spend recklessly.
ORIGIN perhaps from BLOW(Cf. ↑blow).

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