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

The fifth in line for the throne smiles in his mother Kate Middleton's arms in the photos, sporting white and baby blue in the Clarence House gardens with the rest of his family. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Looked Exactly Like Prince Louis as a Baby," 14 Nov. 2018 The evidence came from a party thrown at Martin's house over the weekend, which included baby blue and pink balloons as decorations. Devon Ivie, Glamour, "Dakota Johnson Just Personally Responded to All Those Pregnancy Rumors," 11 Oct. 2018 In addition to classic indigo, black, white, and baby blue, there’s beige, rust, faded terra-cotta, olive, and bright cherry. Emily Farra, Vogue, "This Designer’s Secret to Seriously Good Jeans? A Background in Mechanical Engineering," 20 Nov. 2018 Mine is painted California blue—people might call it baby blue—with a cream-colored top. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, "Mads Mikkelsen Helps Build the Death Star (Again)," 17 Jan. 2019 After riding around Los Angeles in his baby blue Lamborghini, the singer celebrated his birthday with friends on Thursday by renting out the indoor kart racing venue MB2 Raceway in Valencia, California. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Justin Bieber Goes Go-Karting to Celebrate His Birthday — But Selena Gomez Misses the Party," 1 Mar. 2018 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

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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
informal : blue eyes
informal : a feeling of sadness that a woman has after giving birth to a baby

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