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
Related formsba·by-blue, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for baby blue

Contemporary Examples of baby blue

  • Nicole LaPorte charts the rise and spectacular downfall of the star with the baby-blue eyes.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Mel Gibson's Downfall

    Nicole LaPorte

    July 12, 2010

  • I eventually ended up wearing a baby-blue Hotel Bel Air robe with a beautiful white shawl collar.

    The Daily Beast logo
    My Date With Sean Penn

    Howard Rosenman

    October 28, 2008

Historical Examples of baby blue

  • Anything that could be tied with a baby-blue ribbon was so tied.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • As if new to the light his baby-blue eyes blinked furiously.

    The Bandbox

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Cal looked around at them, with his wide, baby-blue eyes, and laughed.

    Flying U Ranch

    B. M. Bower

  • That reminds her of her graduating essay, which she digs out of the trunk, tied with baby-blue ribbon.

    Jane Journeys On

    Ruth Comfort Mitchell

  • A sudden shrewd glance from Aunt Bell's baby-blue eyes went with this last.

    The Seeker

    Harry Leon Wilson