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baby blue

noun
1.
a very light blue.
2.
baby blues, Informal. a person's blue eyes:
His charm lies largely in the way he bats his baby blues.
Origin of baby blue
1885-1890
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90
Related forms
baby-blue, adjective
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  • I expect it was the baby blue tam-o'-shanter that got me noticin' her first off.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • But he said if he did, he should wear red ribbons on it, or baby blue.

  • In one, there were many—cerise and lavender, pink and baby blue.

    She Buildeth Her House Will Comfort
  • Mr. Driscoll sank into an upholstered chair, and a skirmish began between his purple face and the baby blue of the chair's back.

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
  • The baby blue eyes deepened to the deep violet-blue of overhead skies in June.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • All these exquisite colors on the floor are birds'-eyes and baby blue eyes, and the misty white here and there is forget-me-not.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The baby blue eyes have a look of admiration that is extremely gratifying to the young man's vanity.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

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