bluey

[ bloo-ee ]
/ ˈblu i /
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noun, plural blue·ys. Australian.

a legal summons.

Nearby words

  1. bluetongue,
  2. bluetooth,
  3. bluette,
  4. blueweed,
  5. bluewood,
  6. bluff,
  7. bluffing,
  8. bluffly,
  9. bluffs,
  10. bluing

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

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

Bluey

/ (ˈbluːɪ) /

noun

a variant of Blue
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