: having white or gray hair that has been tinted blue with a rinse : blue-haired
… the formidable blue-rinsed doyenne of decorating.Vogue, September 1999
He has used aggressive pronouncements about his sexuality to offend not only the blue-rinsed portion of his musical admirers but also members of the gay community.Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker, 20 Dec. 1999
He'd wink knowingly at his blue-rinsed audience, …Richard Coles, Times Literary Supplement, 13 Oct. 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue-rinsed was in 1944

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“Blue-rinsed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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