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haint blue

[ heynt-bloo ]
/ ˈheɪnt ˈblu /
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noun
any of several light shades of blue, and traditionally a color of choice for porch ceilings in the southeastern United States: I’m looking for a haint blue with the slightest bit of lavender in it.
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Origin of haint blue

First recorded in 2000–05; regional pronunciation of the noun haunt “ghost”; such a color supposedly prevents ghosts from entering the structure
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