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 thea 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 Her all-pink outfit consisted of a long overcoat, a dress, and even a matching headscarf (which also included a baby blue and green pattern). Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Queen Wears Pink-on-Pink While Leaving London for Holiday Break," 20 Dec. 2019 The 21-year-old maharaja is offering stays in the baby blue Gudliya Suite, with proceeds helping women's charities. Toby Skinner, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Royal Homes Are Opening Their Doors for Travelers to Stay the Night," 18 Dec. 2019 Ribbons — baby blue ones, because that was Blanchard’s favorite color — have peppered the city of Homewood. Ashley Remkus |, al, "‘Our Aniah is in heaven’: Loved ones celebrate life of slain Alabama college student," 21 Dec. 2019 For a mid-fashion week burst of energy, Porter wore a baby blue duster coat with a neck tie, a metallic jumpsuit and a tulle headpiece to Roland Mouret. Katie Intner,, "Billy Porter Had the Most Fun at London Fashion Week, Wearing 12 Different Outfits in 3 Days," 17 Sep. 2019 Kate Middleton stepped out in a baby blue cape coat by Mulberry for her second day of engagements in Northern Ireland with Prince William today. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears a Blue Mulberry Cape Coat in Ballymena, Northern Ireland," 28 Feb. 2019 The Twins are bringing back their popular baby blue uniforms in 2020, the club announced Monday morning. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "You wanted it, you got it: Twins to wear baby blue alternates in 2020," 25 Nov. 2019 Earnhardt, 44, will be rockin' a throwback look at South Carolina's Darlington Raceway -- the baby blue #8 Hellmann's paint scheme pays homage to the car his father drove in his first NASCAR Cup Series start back in 1975. David Close, CNN, "Hurricane Dorian won't wash out a massive sporting weekend," 30 Aug. 2019 That’s partly why many women say the fourth day postpartum is when their mood takes a dive and the baby blues kick in. Jessica Migala, Good Housekeeping, "13 Things Nobody Tells You About Postpartum Recovery (But Really Should)," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of baby blue

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jan 2020

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“Baby blue.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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