bluey

[ bloo-ee ]
/ ˈblu i /

noun, plural blue·ys.Australian.

a legal summons.

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Origin of bluey

1795–1805; blue + -y2; (def. 1) so called because usually wrapped in a blue blanket; (def. 2) so called from its blue binder
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British Dictionary definitions for bluey (1 of 2)

bluey
/ (ˈbluːɪ) /

noun Australian informal

a blanket
a swagman's bundle
hump bluey or hump one's bluey to carry one's bundle; tramp
slang a variant of blue (def. 13)
a cattle dog
a red-headed person

Word Origin for bluey

(for senses 1, 2, 4) C19: from blue (on account of their colour) + -y ²

British Dictionary definitions for bluey (2 of 2)

Bluey
/ (ˈbluːɪ) /

noun

a variant of Blue
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