blue-sky

[ bloo-skahy ]
/ ˈbluˈskaɪ /

adjective

fanciful; impractical: blue-sky ideas.
(especially of securities) having dubious value; not financially sound: a blue-sky stock.

Nearby words

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

Origin of blue-sky

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for blue-sky

blue-sky

blue-skies

noun

(modifier) of or denoting theoretical research without regard to any future application of its resulta blue-sky project

verb -skies, -skying or -skied

to theorize (about something that may not lead to any practical application)
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