Russian blue


often capitalized B
: any of a breed of slender long-bodied large-eared domestic cats with short silky bluish-gray fur

Examples of Russian blue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her cat, Roo, a Russian blue whose formal name is Rooster, had been with her in the car but ran away from the scene. Andrea Vacchiano, Fox News, 2 Feb. 2024 And there was the shop’s resident cat, a Russian blue named Boris. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'Russian blue.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Russian blue was in 1872

Dictionary Entries Near Russian blue

Cite this Entry

“Russian blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on Russian blue

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!