Definitions

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  • proper noun Australia, slang A nickname commonly given to a red-headed person.
  • proper noun Australia, slang A blue heeler (dog).
  • proper noun Australia, slang A blue singlet, especially one from the Bonds clothing label.

Etymologies

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From blue +‎ -y.

Examples

  • Just as red-haired men were often called Bluey she was, in reality a severely chaste widow who never encouraged anyone to imagine otherwise.

    The Ideal Bride

  • Traditional Australian practice was to call redheads 'Bluey'.

    Kick a Jew Day

  • Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick is the founder, composer, guitarist, and producer of Incognito.

    What Music Is Hot Around The World?

  • And also with us is Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick who's the founder, composer, producer, and guitarist for Incognito, an acid jazz band from the U.K.

    What Music Is Hot Around The World?

  • Mr. Batcheldor is called "Bluey" for the same reason that Mr. Wixon is called "Squealer," and that reason has been forgotten for years.

    Cap'n Eri

  • "Bluey" Batcheldor drifted in, stepped into the little room the door of which was lettered "Ice Cream Parlor," and busied himself with a glass and bottle for a few moments.

    Cap'n Eri

  • "Hain't got a spare chaw nowheres about you, have you, Cap'n?" anxiously inquired "Bluey" Batcheldor.

    Cap'n Eri

  • The red-haired Southern, dubbed "Bluey", had carved out a cult following since his 2004 first grade debut - but North Queensland coach Neil Henry conceded Cowboys fans may have seen the last of the off-contract backrower.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Moloney, who finished runner-up to Aaron Davey in last year's Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Memorial Trophy, said Melbourne's intensity, attack on the ball and pressure on Collingwood was clearly superior from its season-opener against Hawthorn.

    AFL Latest News

  • Knights coach Rick Stone said the signing of Southern, who goes by the nickname 'Bluey', was important to cover the retirement of club veteran Steve Simpson and to add depth to a

    Sportal.com.au - Latest News Headlines

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