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blue rinse Syllabification: blue rinse
Pronunciation: /blo͞o rins/

Definition of blue rinse in English:


A preparation used as a rinse on gray or white hair intended to make it look more silver.
Example sentences
  • For the famous Greenham Common demo a group of us borrowed clothes and had temporary blue rinses done to look older.
  • I see no evidence of a blue rinse, wrinkly brown stockings, big grey bloomers or a bus pass, if that's any help.
  • These are normally special places where nature waves the white flag, and predators become grannies waiting for their blue rinse.


(blue-rinse or blue-rinsed) [attributive] informal, derogatory Back to top  
Of or relating to elderly and conservative women: the blue-rinse brigade
More example sentences
  • I do believe they're talking about a more conservative dresser, not someone of the blue-rinse brigade.
  • His widely-publicised friendship with the former topless model set sherry glasses rattling among the blue-rinse brigade.
  • He read it a few days ago at an author event and several members of the blue-rinse brigade in the audience got up and left while he was in full flight.
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