Definition of Blue devils

1. Noun. A state of depression. "He had a bad case of the blues"

Exact synonyms: Blues, Megrims, Vapors, Vapours
Generic synonyms: Depression

Definition of Blue devils

1. Noun. (idiomatic) low spirits; depression ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue Devils

blue circle rate
blue circle rates
blue cod
blue cohosh
blue columbine
blue cone monochromatism
blue copperas
blue crab
blue cross
blue curls
blue daisy
blue darter
blue daze
blue dazes
blue devil
blue devils (current term)
blue dextran
blue disease
blue dome cyst
blue dot sign
blue dwarf
blue elder
blue elderberry
blue eye cod
blue false indigo
blue fever
blue fig
blue films
blue flag

Literary usage of Blue devils

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1. Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 by Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (1920)
"On the 13th of June, 1918, the Sergeant-at-Arms escorted into the chamber nearly one hundred of the Chasseurs-à-Pied, the so-called “blue devils” of France, ..."

2. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River by George Back (1836)
"—A Receipt for the Cure of "blue devils."—Description of a Voyageur't Tent. — A Land Storm. — The Grand Rapid. — Advance of Cultivation. ..."

3. Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq.: Including a History of the by James Boaden (1825)
"blue devils.—French Fable.—Le Texier.— Cambro Britons.—Palmer's Farewell to the Author.—His Death.—Benefits for his Children. WE have recently seen too many ..."

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