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navy blue

[ ney-vee bloo ]
/ ˈneɪ vi ˈblu /
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noun

a dark blue.

adjective

of a dark blue color: I can’t wear my navy blue skirt without ironing it.

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Origin of navy blue

First recorded in 1830–40; from the color of naval uniforms, as of the U.K. and the U.S.

OTHER WORDS FROM navy blue

na·vy-blue, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for navy blue

navy blue

noun

  1. a dark blue colour
  2. (as adjective)a navy-blue suit
Sometimes shortened to: navy

Word Origin for navy blue

C19: from the colour of the British naval uniform
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