baby blue

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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

  1. She gazed into his baby blues.

  2. She had a bad case of the baby blues.

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First Known Use of baby blue

1859


BABY BLUE Defined for English Language Learners

baby blue

noun

Definition of baby blue for English Language Learners

  • : 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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