true-blue

adjective
Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of true-blue

1 : marked by unswerving loyalty (as to a party)
2 : genuine
  • a true-blue romantic

First Known Use of true-blue

circa 1636

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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true blue

noun

Definition of true blue

: a person who is true-blue

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Origin and Etymology of true blue

from the association of blue with constancy


TRUE-BLUE Defined for English Language Learners

true-blue

Definition of true-blue for English Language Learners

  • : completely faithful and loyal to a person or an idea

  • : loyal to the ideas of the British Conservative party


TRUE-BLUE Defined for Kids

true-blue

adjective \ ˈtrü-ˈblü \

Definition of true-blue for Students

: very faithful


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