Blue

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Blue

  1. A surname​. An anglicization of German Blau.
  2. (rare) A female given name, typically used in conjoined names like Bonnie Blue or Blue Bell.
  3. A male nickname, occasionally used as a formal given name.
  4. A present or former letterman at Oxford or Cambridge.
  5. (historical) A member of the Royal Horse Guards (which merged with the 1st Dragoons in 1969)
    • 1944 Noël Coward, I Wonder What Happened to Him?, first verse:
      Have you heard any news / Of that chap in the Blues / Was it Prosser, or Pyecroft, or Pimm?

Quotations[edit]

  • 1983 Gilbert Sorrentino, Blue Pastoral, Dalkey Archive Press, 2000, ISBN 1564782514, page 49:
    Serge is my name; some call me Blue, as you will see if you think about it, this makes my pen name, Blue Serge.
  • 2003 Mark W. Royston, The Spout Spring, iUniverse 2003, ISBN 0595301878, page 35:
    "Uriah Blue Royston," she rolled the name over. "Uriah, I understand, but Blue?" she questioned.
    "Ann's grandfather's name was Blue, although it probably started out as 'Blew'," Peter mumbled, trying to remember the Dutch spelling.

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