baby blue


Definition of baby blue

1 : a pale blue
2 baby blues plural : blue eyes She's a zaftig woman, with long red hair and a pale rose complexion setting off those baby blues.— Michele Kort
3 baby blues plural in form but singular or plural in construction : a feeling of sadness that is experienced by a woman shortly after giving birth, that is typically accompanied by other symptoms (such as mood swings and loss of appetite), and that usually lasts less than two weeks Baby blues isn't an illness or even a proper psychiatric diagnosis, it is simply a way that people have tried to describe unpleasant feelings that occur shortly after having a baby and tend to resolve in a few days.— Jackie Ganley usually used with the a case of the baby blues

Examples of baby blue in a Sentence

She gazed into his baby blues. She had a bad case of the baby blues.

Recent Examples on the Web

His little fall outfit is too charming, with a baby blue sweater paired with bloomers, tights, and shoes. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Louis Holding Kate Middleton's Hand in the Royal Christmas Card Is So Pure," 14 Dec. 2018 Of course, there’s a ruby red slipper and a bicycle fit for even the most discerning of Totos, but there’s also a baby blue frock by the Vampire’s Wife that upgrades Dorothy’s gingham. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "This Fantasy Gift Guide Holds the Key to a Happily Ever After Holiday," 4 Dec. 2018 Duchess Kate went for a baby blue ensemble, pairing a Alexander McQueen dress with a floral-detailed hat by Juliette Botterill. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Duchess Meghan looks posh in pink for Trooping the Colour event with the Queen, Prince Harry," 9 June 2018 On Saturday, October 6, Kylie took to Instagram to post a picture of herself in a skin-tight baby blue latex rubber dress, captioning the picture with a diamond emoji. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Wears Skin-Tight Baby Blue Latex Dress," 7 Oct. 2018 The first lady, 47, opted for a baby blue coat with black buttons, black tights and black heels for the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House's South Lawn, wearing her hair in loose waves around her shoulders. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Melania Trump dons ice-blue coat at a chilly White House Easter Egg Roll," 2 Apr. 2018 Eugenie's gorgeous wedding bouquet included not only the traditional spring of myrtle, but also Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, baby blue thistles, white spray roses, and trailing ivy. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie's Bridal Bouquet Included a Sweet Tribute to Her Kensington Palace Home, Ivy Cottage," 12 Oct. 2018 Pictured: Yellow roses and baby blue delphiniums in a rustic vase. Brynn Mannino, Woman's Day, "As Seen On Good Day LA: Flower Arranging," 26 Jan. 2011 Meanwhile, Harry kept it simple in black pants, a blazer, and a baby blue button-up shirt. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Had The Sweetest PDA Moment at the Coach Core Awards," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of baby blue

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of baby blue

: a very light blue color

baby blues : blue eyes

baby blues : a feeling of sadness that a woman has after giving birth to a baby

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