blue streak


Definition of blue streak

1 : something that moves very fast
2 : a constant stream of words talked a blue streak

Examples of blue streak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The comedy legend made her unexpected debut in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, immediately making mischief (and sporting a pretty suave purple-blue streak in her hair) as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. Ew Staff,, 16 Dec. 2021 While ions detach from the comet core to create the blue streak, sunlight reflects off dust particles, which repel away into the second, fainter tail. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, 3 Mar. 2021 Taylor, 68, can talk passionate blue streaks on nuclear physics, his love of piloting airplanes, building and tinkering — and, of course, how to hold an audience’s attention. Lauren Daley,, 14 Aug. 2019 Stoicism in the face of pain may seem noble, but swearing a blue streak is apparently more helpful. The Economist, 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of blue streak

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blue streak was in 1830

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28 Dec 2021

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“Blue streak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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