blue-rinse

[ bloo-rins ]
/ ˈbluˌrɪns /

adjective

of, for, or composed mostly of elderly women: the blue-rinse matinee audience.

Nearby words

  1. blue-pencil,
  2. blue-red,
  3. blue-ribbon,
  4. blue-ribbon jury,
  5. blue-ringed octopus,
  6. blue-singlet,
  7. blue-sky,
  8. blue-sky law,
  9. blue-sky thinking,
  10. blue-tongued lizard

Origin of blue-rinse

First recorded in 1975–80; so called from the bluish tinge produced by certain rinses used on gray hair

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British Dictionary definitions for blue rinse

blue rinse

noun

a rinse for tinting grey hair a silvery-blue colour

adjective blue-rinse

denoting or typifying an elderly, well-groomed, socially active, and comparatively wealthy woman
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