blue baby

  1. an infant born with cyanosis resulting from a congenital heart or lung defect.

Origin of blue baby

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby blue baby Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blue baby in a sentence

  • In short, the story can’t exist without Liara, which is fine since she’s endeared herself to fans with her newfound confidence and desire for little blue babies.

  • Her heavy walking boots were conspicuously laced with pale blue baby ribbon, which caught the enemy's eye.

    Just Patty | Jean Webster
  • Rarely, this opening never closes and we have what is called a "blue baby," which seldom lives very long.

    Herself | E. B. Lowry
  • In eight cases out of ten their letters will tell us whether it's a pink or blue baby.

    Fanny Herself | Edna Ferber

British Dictionary definitions for blue baby

blue baby

  1. a baby born with a bluish tinge to the skin because of lack of oxygen in the blood, esp caused by a congenital defect of the heart

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