black-and-blue

[ blak-uh n-bloo ]
/ ˈblæk ənˈblu /

adjective

discolored, as by bruising; exhibiting ecchymosis: a black-and-blue mark on my knee.

Origin of black-and-blue

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for black-and-blue

British Dictionary definitions for black-and-blue

black-and-blue


adjective

(of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise
feeling pain or soreness, as from a beating
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012