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See also: Bluey



From blue +‎ -y.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbluː.i/
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  • Rhymes: -uːi


bluey (comparative more bluey, superlative most bluey)

  1. Having a colour similar to blue.



bluey (countable and uncountable, plural blueys)

  1. (slang) The metal lead.
  2. (Australian slang) A bushman's blanket.
    • 1896, Henry Lawson, In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses:
      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, published 2003, page 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.
  7. (Australia, medicine) A disposable underpad.
  8. (informal) A blue film.
  9. (Australian slang) A person with red hair.