red, white and blue

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Proper noun[edit]

red, white and blue

  1. (Britain) The Flag of the United Kingdom.
  2. (US) The Flag of the United States of America.
    • p. 1920, The Boys of Kilmichael (Irish Song, author unknown):
      Forget not the boys of Kilmichael, those brave lads so gallant and true.
      Who fought 'neath the green flag of Erin, and conquered the red, white and blue.

Adjective[edit]

red, white and blue (comparative more red, white and blue, superlative most red, white and blue)

  1. (US) Quintessentially American.
    • 2007, David Harsanyi, Nanny State ISBN 0767928458:
      What is more red, white, and blue than cheeseburgers!
    • 2010, Stephen Coonts, The Red Horseman ISBN 1453210598:
      This multilingual grunter would fit right in, as red, white and blue as a telephone solicitor hyping penny stocks to shutin geriatrics.
    • 2011, Eugene Robinson, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America ISBN 0767929969, page 99:
      He's an intelligent man who reads books and knows history, but he could not bring himself to admit that a Puerto Rican girl's childhood in the Bronx was just as red, white, and blue as an Irish American boy's childhood in Washington.

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