- a villain in European folk tales who marries several wives and murders them in turn. In many versions the seventh and last wife escapes the fate of the others
- a man who has had several wives
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Blue•beard (blo̅o̅′bērd′),USA pronunciation n.
- Literaturea fairy-tale character whose seventh wife found the bodies of her predecessors in a room she had been forbidden to enter.
- Literatureany man alleged to have murdered a number of his wives or other women.
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Bluebeard /ˈbluːˌbɪəd/ n
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