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bluey

[bloo-ee] /ˈblu i/
noun, plural blueys. Australian
1.
swag2 (def 2).
2.
a legal summons.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; blue + -y2; (def 1) so called because usually wrapped in a blue blanket; (def 2) so called from its blue binder
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British Dictionary definitions for bluey

Blue

/bluː/
noun
1.
(Austral, informal) a nickname for a person with red hair

bluey

/ˈbluːɪ/
noun (Austral, informal)
1.
a blanket
2.
a swagman's bundle
3.
hump bluey, hump one's bluey, to carry one's bundle; tramp
4.
(slang) a variant of blue (sense 13)
5.
a cattle dog
6.
a red-headed person
Word Origin
(for senses 1, 2, 4) C19: from blue (on account of their colour) + -y²

Bluey

/ˈbluːɪ/
noun
1.
a variant of Blue
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