Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat blue; bluish.
- n. An Australian bushman's blanket: so called from the color.
- n. The material of which the blanket called a bluey is made.
- n. The bundle wrapped up in a bluey, carried by a bush-man when he sets out on a tramp.
- n. A rough shirt or blouse made of bluey, worn over the coat in the wilderness of western Tasmania.
- adj. Having a colour similar to blue
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Bluish.
- n. A bushman's blanket; -- named from its color.
- n. A bushman's bundle; a swag; -- so called because a blanket is sometimes used as the outside covering.
- blue + -y (Wiktionary)
“With only one room at our disposal it would seem to the uninitiated that the accommodation of the homestead must have been strained to bursting point; but "out-bush" every man carries a "bluey" and a mosquito net in his swag, and as the hosts slept under the verandah, and the guests on the garden paths, or in their camps among the forest trees, spare rooms would only have been superfluous.”
“Cameron made two announcements of equipment for Helmand, and sent a so-called fax "bluey", a message to every individual soldier in Afghanistan, thanking them for their commitment this year and promising to provide whatever he can to help them "endure".”
“Mr Hancock explained that he only went back to the property after his sacking in a secret attempt to repair the lawn after moss killer he sprayed earlier - at Sir Richard's request - had begun to turn it "bluey".”
“‘Did you know that your eyes are beautifully … eh … greenish bluey graylike?’”
“Thanks for your photo, Kristin, with its Rouge-bleu emerging through a light bluey-whitish background.”
“Or we can look at the grass and the leaf and imagine one a little less yellowy, the other a little less bluey.”
“Me, I am sporting a lovely bluey-purple bruise on my arm.”
“May 19, 2010 at 6:07 am dat bluey/grey floof? teeny liddlol ears?”
“Jessica Yellin looks like a cross between Leia and 'bluey Yoda', although, sadly, she didn't talk like Yoda (next election, all talking heads on TV should be forced to talk in Yoda speak until the East Coast polls close).”
“Please, do something productive with your life instead of wasting hours on this misery. bluey who is the main characters in this movie?”
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