Memidex: Free online dictionary/thesaurus and more....
| Free Tools | Preferences | About | Contact | Index

blue (sexy)

Definition:

suggestive of sexual impropriety

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

bluer

Superlative:

bluest

Similar to:

sexy

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • blue jokes
  • a blue movie

Synonyms:

gamey | gamy | juicy | naughty | racy | risque | risqué | spicey | spicy

Etymology:

Middle English blewe, partially from Old English *blǣw ("blue"; found in...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of blue...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

risqué

bordering on impropriety or indecency (5 of 298 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/risqué

Merriam-Webster:

risqué | off-color [synonym] | bawdy [synonym] | blue [synonym] | gamy [synonym] | lewd [synonym] | off [synonym] | racy [synonym] | ribald [synonym] | ...

verging on impropriety or indecency; "off-color" (6 of 128 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/risque

Wikipedia:

Risqué [disambiguation]

may refer to: Material that includes depictions of nudity, near-nudity or sexual acts | Risqué (album), album by Chic | Risque (comics), Marvel Comics character who debuted in X-Force (27 of 85 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Risqué

Oxford Dictionary:

risqué | risque

slightly indecent and liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive (11 of 68 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/risqué

Macmillan British Dictionary:

risqué

likely to offend some people, especially by referring to sex (10 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/risque

American Heritage Dictionary:

risqué

Suggestive of or bordering on indelicacy or impropriety. (8 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/risque

New World Dictionary:

risqué

very close to being improper or indecent; daring; suggestive (9 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/risqu-e

Random House Dictionary:

risqué

daringly close to indelicacy or impropriety; off-color. (7 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/risque

Wiktionary:

risqué | risque [United States] | near the knuckle [British, synonym]

Suggestive of sexual impropriety; bordering on the indelicate. (8 of 17 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/risqué

Cambridge Dictionary:

risqué

(of jokes or stories) slightly rude or shocking, especially because about sex (12 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/risque

Encarta Dictionary:

risqué

alluding to sexual conduct in a way that verges on indecency or bad taste (14 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861705581​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

blue | blues [plural] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English blewe, partially from Old English *blǣw ("blue"; found in derivative blǣwen ("bluish")); and partially from Anglo-Norman blew, blef ("blue"), from Medieval Latin blāvus, blāvius... (26 of 90 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blue

New World Dictionary:

blue | blued [past tense] | bluing [present participle] | blueing [present participle]

Origin: influenced by Middle English blo from Old Norse blā, livid | Middle English and Old French bleu from Frankish *blao from ... (20 of 40 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blue

Collins Dictionary:

blue | Blue | Bluey

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French bleu, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse blār, Old High German blāo, Middle Dutch blā; related to Latin flāvus yellow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blue

American Heritage Dictionary:

blue | blued [past tense] | bluing [present participle] | blues [3rd-person singular present] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English blue, bleu, from Old French bleu, of Germanic origin; see bhel- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blue

Oxford Dictionary:

blue [entry 1] | blued [past tense] | bluing [present participle] | blueing [present participle] | blues [3rd-person singular present] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative] | till | out of a clear blue sky | ...

First use: 1940s | 1930s

Origin: Middle English: from Old French bleu, ultimately of Germanic origin ... | sense-specific: perhaps by association with phrases such as make the ... (23 of 88 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blue

blue [entry 2] | blued [past tense] | bluing [present participle] | blueing [present participle] | blues [3rd-person singular present]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: perhaps a variant of "blow1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/blue--2

Merriam-Webster:

blue [entry 1, adjective] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French blef, blew, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German blāo blue; akin to Latin flavus yellow

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blue

Encarta Dictionary:

blue | blues [plural] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French bleu from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861728510​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

blue | blues [plural] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "blue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "blue"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blue

Collins Dictionary:

blue | Blue | Bluey

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blue"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blue

Macmillan British Dictionary:

blue | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blue

blue [noun] | blues [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blue 12

Macmillan American Dictionary:

blue | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/blue

blue [noun] | blues [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/blue 12

Cambridge Dictionary:

blue [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "blue"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "blue"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blue 1

the Free Dictionary:

blue

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "blue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "blue"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "blue" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/blue

Google Dictionary:

blue | blues [plural] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "blue"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=blue

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

blue

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blue"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=blue​0001 word=blue

YourDictionary Audio:

blue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blue" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blue

freedictionary.org:

blue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blue" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=blue

Page last updated: 2013-06-26

Copyright © 2008-2013 Memidex