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 In pre-Columbian times, Native Americans unearthed unusually vibrant veins in colors from jade to baby blue, and many still regard the stone as sacred. New York Times, "An Eclectic German Getaway, Utilitarian Fall Boots and More," 11 Oct. 2019 In one of the photographs obtained by PEOPLE, McDermott, 51 — wearing jeans, a baby blue T-shirt and black baseball cap — appears to be showing one of the tattoos on his arm to the male officer. Natalie Stone,, "See Tori Spelling's Husband Dean McDermott Speaking with Cops After 'Disturbance' Call," 2 Mar. 2018 Of course there’s hard times and stuff … even in the beginning, just not sleeping, the nights, like, baby blues … and all the ups and downs. Julia Emmanuele,, "Everything Kylie Jenner Has Said About Motherhood and Wanting Kids," 13 Sep. 2019 All the fashion in that video was custom-made, from the tasseled cherry red boots to the baby blue schoolgirl’s outfit, based on a traditional design which most Nigerian girls would recognize. Vogue, "Inside Afrobeat Star Tiwa Savage’s Very First New York Fashion Week," 13 Sep. 2019 Some of the colors were bold while others were light and airy with vibrant reds and pinks to pastel tones like baby blue and pink. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "The Big Takeaway From NYFW 2019: Find More Joy," 13 Sep. 2019 Winston sizes Monty up immediately with his baby blues, locks the door, and kisses him. Kaitlin Reilly,, "R29 Binge Club: 13 Reasons Why Season 3 Recap," 24 Aug. 2019 One item is a set of matching baby blue spirit jerseys meant for humans and pups, with a nod to Up’s lovable Dug. Claudia Harmata,, "Disney's New Fashion Line Lets You Match With Your Adorable Disney-Loving Dog!," 29 July 2019 Kylie, who has been rocking blonde hair for the past few months after a brief flirtation with pastel pink, debuted her new baby blue hair color on Instagram on Sunday, December 30 — just in time for the new year. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Debuts Icy Blue Hair on Instagram," 31 Dec. 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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