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From Middle English light blewe, equivalent to light +‎ blue.

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light blue (countable and uncountable, plural light blues)

  1. A pale blue colour: sky blue or similar.
  2. (UK, rowing) A member of the Cambridge rowing team.
    Coordinate term: dark blue
    • 2018, Will Wyatt, Oxford Boy: A Post-War Townie Childhood:
      The university did not touch my world directly but you couldn't be a boy in Oxford without supporting the dark blues against the Cambridge light blues, in the boat race []

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