Blue and Bluey

Country of origin: Australia

blue heeler pup  petcarevision.comThe terms “blue” and “bluey” have a number of meanings in Australia. Let’s look at a few.

Blue can mean;

  • A fight: “Him and his mate had a blue yesterday”
  • A mistake: “I made a blue”

Bluey can mean;

  • A person with red hair,
  • An Australian Cattle Dog or Blue Heeler,
  • A blue-bottle jellyfish (gives a nasty sting),
  • A heavy wool or felt jacket worn by mining and construction workers.

Listen to the words blue and bluey

Slang – Dictionary Definition
A type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.

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