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blue ribbon the emblem awarded as first prize in a contest or competition. [2 definitions]
blue-ribbon jury a jury specially selected for high intelligence, education, or other elite qualities.
blues (used with a pl. verb) a state of melancholy or depression. [2 definitions]
bluestocking a learned woman, esp. an intellectual and literary one.
blue streak (informal) something moving with or as with the speed of lightning. [2 definitions]
bluesy in music, of or resembling the blues.
bluet a blue-flowered plant such as the cornflower.
blue whale the largest whale, as much as one hundred feet long, with a bluish gray back, yellow undersides, and grooves running lengthwise on the throat and abdomen.
bluff1 a hill or shoreline with a steep face. [3 definitions]
bluff2 to mislead someone by using false pretenses. [6 definitions]
bluing a chemical substance, such as indigo, applied to laundry to keep it from yellowing.
blunder a careless or thoughtless mistake. [5 definitions]
blunderbuss an early shoulder-gun having a short barrel, flared at the muzzle to scattershot at close range. [2 definitions]
blunt having a dull edge or point; not sharp. [5 definitions]
blur to cause to run together or become obscure or confused, as by smearing. [7 definitions]
blurb a short description written to promote or advertise a product, as on book jackets.
blurt to utter abruptly, awkwardly, and without discretion (often fol. by "out").
blush to become red in the face as an involuntary expression of shame, confusion, or other self-conscious discomfort. [7 definitions]
blusher one who blushes or tends to blush. [2 definitions]
blush wine any of certain dry, slightly pink wines made from red-wine grapes.
bluster to blow noisily and in gusts, as the wind. [5 definitions]