blue·​beard ˈblü-ˌbird How to pronounce bluebeard (audio)
often capitalized
: a man who marries and kills one wife after another

Examples of bluebeard in a Sentence

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Word History


Bluebeard, a fairy-tale character

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bluebeard was in 1795

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“Bluebeard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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