blue hair

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blue hair

An old or elderly woman. The phrase refers to the fact that such women's hair is sometimes a bluish color. I'm always surrounded by blue hairs at the podiatrist's office—I'm the youngest one there by about 50 years.
See also: blue, hair

bluehair

n. an old lady, especially one whose hair is tinted blue. The cruise was nice but sort of dull because of all the bluehairs aboard.
References in classic literature ?
The Chief's false head had blue hair, a turned-up nose, and a mouth that stretched half across the face.
"This cottage was given to me yesterday by a little Goat with blue hair."
Caption: The cross-sectional shapes of blue hairs vary widely among tarantula species, as do the nanostructures within.
That number is expected to hit 20 percent by 2015 as the hippie generation turns from gray heads to blue hairs.