navy blue

Origin of navy blue

First recorded in 1830–40
Related formsna·vy-blue, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of navy blue

Historical Examples of navy blue

  • The navy-blue lady looked like I'd nipped a mountain off'n her shoulders, too.

  • An' I see that the navy-blue one had got 'em trained into the i-dee that hot milk was an event.

  • Put on that navy-blue dress of yours and I'll take you to the show.

    Sister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser

  • As he had disappeared in navy-blue, he thus had money to spend on clothes.

  • He carried a fish-pole in one hand, a navy-blue cap in the other.

    The Cinder Pond

    Carroll Watson Rankin

British Dictionary definitions for navy blue

navy blue

    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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