blue devils

plural noun

: low spirits : despondency

Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue devils was in 1756

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“Blue devils.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20devils. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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