Bluey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From blue +‎ -y.

Proper noun[edit]

Bluey

  1. (Australia, slang) A nickname commonly given to a red-headed person.
    • 1999, Louis Nowra, The Twelfth of Never, page 228,
      He was a freckled red-haired boy called Bluey.
    • 2009, Duke Boyd, Jeff Divine, Steve Pezman, Legends of Surfing: The Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater, page 24,
      Bluey, who of course was a redhead, started out surfing on his mom's ironing board when he was a grommet of six years of age.
    • 2010, Jeff McMullen, A Life of Extremes, unnumbered page,
      A smile spread slowly across Bluey′s red-whiskered face as the boy went to find his hoe, the one Dad had given him to start a garden in the bush.