blue devils
noun plural Date: 1781 low spirits ; despondency

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  • Blue Devils — may refer to:In botany: * Eryngium pinnatifidum , a plant from Western AustraliaIn military history: *The Fighting Blue Devils, nickname of the 88th Infantry Division (United States) of the United States Army in World War I and World War II *Blue …   Wikipedia

  • Blue devils — Blue Blue (bl[=u]), a. [Compar. {Bluer} (bl[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Bluest}.] [OE. bla, blo, blew, blue, livid, black, fr. Icel.bl[=a]r livid; akin to Dan. blaa blue, Sw. bl[*a], D. blauw, OHG. bl[=a]o, G. blau; but influenced in form by F. bleu,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue Devils — ist der Name mehrerer American Football Teams, wie beispielsweise der der Hamburg Blue Devils aus Deutschland Duke Blue Devils aus North Carolina, USA Blue Devils (Hohenems) aus Österreich und einer Eishockey Mannschaft, den Blue Devils Weiden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blue devils — n. 1. delirium tremens or its hallucinations 2. a depressed feeling; the blues …   English World dictionary

  • blue devils — 1. n. melancholia; depression. □ Hank is down with the blue devils again. □ How do you get rid of the blue devils? 2. n. the delirium tremens. □ You wouldn’t think that a society dame like that would have the blue devils, would you? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Blue devils — Devil Dev il, n. [AS. de[ o]fol, de[ o]ful; akin to G. ?eufel, Goth. diaba[ u]lus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. ? the devil, the slanderer, fr. ? to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; ? across + ? to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue devils — noun a state of depression he had a bad case of the blues • Syn: ↑blues, ↑megrims, ↑vapors, ↑vapours • Hypernyms: ↑depression * * * 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue devils — blue′ dev′ils n. pl. 1) pat low spirits 2) pat delirium tremens • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • blue devils — Synonyms and related words: blahs, blue Johnnies, blues, dismals, dods, doldrums, dolefuls, dorts, dumps, frumps, grumps, megrims, mopes, mulligrubs, mumps, pink elephants, pink spiders, pouts, snakes, sulks, sullens, the beezie weezies, the… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blue devils — 1. low spirits; depression. 2. See delirium tremens. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

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