or blue·ish

See more synonyms for bluish on

Origin of bluish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at blue, -ish1
Related formsblu·ish·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for bluish

cerulean, bluish

Examples from the Web for bluish

Contemporary Examples of bluish

Historical Examples of bluish

British Dictionary definitions for bluish



  1. somewhat blue
Derived Formsbluishness or blueishness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bluish

late 14c., blewysh; see blue + -ish.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper