blue devils

plural noun

Definition of blue devils

: low spirits : despondency

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While the rest of the blue devils get to push people in the back on rebounds. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Grayson Allen got away with a blatant travel before his fastbreak dunk," 25 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of blue devils

1756, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue devils was in 1756

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