follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

blue-rinse

[bloo-rins] /ˈbluˌrɪns/
adjective
1.
of, for, or composed mostly of elderly women:
the blue-rinse matinee audience.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; so called from the bluish tinge produced by certain rinses used on gray hair
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for blue-rinse

blue rinse

noun
1.
a rinse for tinting grey hair a silvery-blue colour
adjective
2.
denoting or typifying an elderly, well-groomed, socially active, and comparatively wealthy woman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for blue-rinse

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for blue

6
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with blue-rinse