Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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1. “A very chill, or frosty day” (Abd.2 1935; Rxb. 1825 Jam.2, s.v. blue; n.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Cf. Blae.

2. “A day in which any uproar or disturbance has taken place” (Rxb. 1825 Jam.2, s.v. blue; n.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Bnff. 1936 2 :
It wiz bit a bairns' row t' begin wi'; in coorse o' time the weemin interfeer't; syne the men begood a fechtin', so it wiz a blue day or a' wiz deen.

3. “A day when one is exceedingly discomforted, disquieted, or depressed” (centr. Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). n.Sc. 1898  E.D.D.;
2 :
My lass, it'll be a blue day for you fin [when] yer mistress wears awa.

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"Blue day n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Dec 2018 <>



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