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baby blue

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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.
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Origin of baby blue

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Related formsba·by-blue, adjective
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Related Words for baby blue

depression, dumps, melancholy, eyes, lowness, peepers

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  • 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