- unwaveringly loyal or faithful; staunch; unchangingly true.
Origin of true-blue
- a nonfading blue dye or pigment.
- a person who is true-blue.
- (in the 17th century) the color adopted by the Covenanters in contradistinction to the royal red.
Origin of true blue
Related Wordsardent, dedicated, dependable, devoted, die-hard, dutiful, faithful, firm, genuine, hard-core, honorable, loyal, patriotic, staunch, steadfast, sure, tried, tried-and-true, trustworthy, trusty
Examples from the Web for true-blue
Candidates like Scott Walker are true-blue conservatives, but also, as Robinson, who is African-American, sees it, too white.Conservatives Flocking To Ben Carson Fan Club
May 29, 2014
He was derided as a true-blue conservative with less charisma than his sweater vest.Santorum’s Popularity Puzzle
February 13, 2012
But that misses the danger of an enthusiasm gap among those who thought they were getting a true-blue progressive in 2008.The Lefty Revolt Against Obama
April 12, 2011
He was not born on our soil, but he was a true-blue American for all that.Stories of Our Naval Heroes
You're true-blue all through, without a streak of yellow in the whole of your composition.Poppy
Rebel spy or true-blue loyalist, he is safe enough for the present.The Master of Appleby
If there is to-day a true-blue, a frank and out-spoken Democratic newspaper in the city of Boston, we do not know its name.
All things considered, he resolved to face the bovine thunderbolt with unflinching front, like a true-blue British tar!The Fugitives
- unwaveringly or staunchly loyal, esp to a person, a cause, etc
- mainly British a staunch royalist or Conservative
Idioms and Phrases with true-blue
Loyal, faithful, as in You can count on her support; she's true blue. This expression alludes to the idea of blue being the color of constancy, but the exact allusion is disputed. One theory holds it alludes to the unchanging blue sky, another to the fastness of a blue dye that will not run. Blue has been the identifying color of various factions in history. In the mid-1600s the Scottish Covenanters, who pledged to uphold Presbyterianism, were called true blue (as opposed to red, the color of the royalists). In the 1800s the same term came to mean “staunchly Tory,” and in America, “politically sound.”