blue devil

blue devil

noun Slang.
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blue devils

plural noun
1.
low spirits; depression.

Origin:
1780–90

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blue devils
 
pl n
1.  a fit of depression or melancholy
2.  an attack of delirium tremens

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blue devil n.

  1. A blue capsule or tablet containing barbiturate amobarbital or its sodium derivative.

  2. A feeling of depression; despondency.

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