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a raucous rugby blue

Discussion in 'English Only' started by susanna76, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. susanna76 Senior Member

    Romanian
    What's a rugby blue? Here's from Catherine Alliott's book Olivia's Luck:

    "A raucous rugby blue, a man's man, partying and drinking till all hours, playing sport until he dropped . . ."

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011
  2. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    Elsewhere
    English English
    A rugby blue is a chap who's won a blue (award ... thing) in rugby at university. They get to wear special shirts or blazers or underpants or something.
     
  3. susanna76 Senior Member

    Romanian
    Thanks ewie!
     

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