baby blue

noun

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, crying spells, and insomnia), and that usually lasts less than two weeks : postpartum blues 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 — compare postpartum depression

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 ring is mostly gold, except for the two large baby blue gems. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 16 May 2022 September 2021: Olivia Wilde dances at Harry Styles' concert Wilde, dressed in a loose-fitting baby blue suit, was seen dancing in the front row of Styles' concert at the MGM in Las Vegas in September. Nicole Briese, PEOPLE.com, 22 Apr. 2022 Cardi shared photos of baby Wave decked out in a stylish ensemble, which included a baby blue puffer jacket with matching beanie and pants, white sneakers and a pendant necklace. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 Other stars to grace the ritzy post-Oscars event included Kim Kardashian, who brightened the evening in a form-fitting baby blue gown. Dan Heching, PEOPLE.com, 28 Mar. 2022 Kodi Smit-McPhee took my breath away in a baby blue Bottega Veneta, substituting a tie with a tasteful chain around his neck. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2022 At the Cannes film festival, Princess Diana turned heads in an icy blue Catherine Walker tulle gown, which complemented with a matching scarf, baby blue shoes, and an aquamarine and diamond bracelet and chandelier earrings. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 26 Mar. 2022 Her looks included a baby blue halter and a hot pink bandeau, but what really stood out was her bright two-piece. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 24 Mar. 2022 Dua paired her loose and low-hanging, light-wash jeans with a satiny, barely-there baby blue G-string, hiked above her hips for max effect. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of baby blue

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2022

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“Baby blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20blue. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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