Entry from US English dictionary
1A blue capsule containing a barbiturate.
- I'd take a blue devil but I have to open tomorrow and I get really bad hangovers from benzos, so I'll just write tomorrow's blog today and catch a "nap" or whatever.
2 (blue devils) A feeling of despondency or low spirits.
- Well, they are kindred spirits because they both have a case of the blue devils; both are drowning in their personal woes because love makes you do things you dont want to do.
- He seems to be suffering from a bad case of the blue devils, and he can be a bit prickly.
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Syllabification: blue dev·il
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