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A man who first marries and then murders one wife after another.
[After Blue Beard, translation of French Barbe Bleue, a character in a story by Charles Perrault (1628-1703).]
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1. (European Myth & Legend) 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
2. a man who has had several wives
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a man who successively marries and murders several wives.
[after the villain in a fairy tale by C. Perrault]
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|Noun||1.||Bluebeard - (fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience|
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