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baby blue

a very light blue.
baby blues, Informal. a person's blue eyes:
His charm lies largely in the way he bats his baby blues.
Origin of baby blue
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90
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baby-blue, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Ruth knew that she had actually begun to crochet a baby blue tam-o'-shanter.

    Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson
  • I expect it was the baby blue tam-o'-shanter that got me noticin' her first off.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • And in every store seeking trade from the college girls they found the baby blue tam-o'-shanters.

    Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson
  • 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
  • Bill Saxby's eyes of baby blue were big and round as saucers as he wildly flourished his paddle as the only cudgel at hand.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • The baby blue eyes deepened to the deep violet-blue of overhead skies in June.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • The proprietor of the room had finished her baby blue cap and had worn it the first time that week.

    Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson

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