|1.||(of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise|
|2.||feeling pain or soreness, as from a beating|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
black and blue definition
black and blue
Badly bruised, as in That fall down the stairs left me black and blue all over. Even though multicolored bruises rarely include the color black, this term has been so used since about 1300.