bluey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From blue +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bluey ‎(comparative more bluey, superlative most bluey)

  1. Having a colour similar to blue.

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bluey ‎(plural blueys)

  1. (slang) Lead.
  2. (Australian slang) A bushman's blanket.
    • Henry Lawson
      Then we had to wring our blueys which were rotting in the swags, /And we saw the sugar leaking through the bottoms of the bags []
  3. (Australian slang) A collection of clothes and other belongings rolled up into a bundle for carrying; a swag.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 318:
      ‘Doc’ [] shouldered his bluey and whistled up his lame fox-terrier before formally wishing them all well.
  4. (Australian slang) A blue cattle dog, especially a blue heeler.
  5. (Australian slang) A blue singlet, especially one from the Bonds clothing label.
  6. (Australia) A bluebottle