Definition of Blue murder

1. Noun. An extravagantly loud outcry. "She screamed blue murder"

Generic synonyms: Call, Cry, Outcry, Shout, Vociferation, Yell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue Murder

blue laws
blue line
blue lines
blue link
blue links
blue lotus
blue mahoe
blue marguerite
blue marlin
blue mockingbird
blue mold fungus
blue moon
blue moons
blue movies
blue murder (current term)
blue mussel
blue mussels
blue naevus
blue nevus
blue noise
blue note
blue notes
blue oedema
blue ointment
blue orchid
blue pea
blue peafowl
blue peter
blue pickerel

Literary usage of Blue murder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1908)
"... to bed before twelve o'clock pm , you'd think there was blue murder going on inside the house, until he went off on a sudden—un? ensible they reckoned. ..."

2. The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast by John Camden Hotten (1865)
"BLUE DEVILS, the apparitions supposed to be seen by habitual drunkards BLUE MOON, an unlimited period. blue murder, a desperate or alarming cry. ..."

3. The Blue-grass Region of Kentucky by James Lane Allen (1892)
"... the risk of their lives; and there was blue murder in the air. I was a stranger; I was innocent ; I was peaceful. But I was told that to be a stranger ..."

4. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1895)
"... blue murder even on, an' ill-talk an' ither things that I juist canna tell ye. Then there's every nicht, when we drap work. ..."

5. Indiscreet Letters from Peking: Being the Notes of an Eyewitness, which Set by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale (1907)
"We promptly gave chase, yelling blue murder in an incautious manner, which might have brought hundreds of the enemy on our heels. ..."

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