blue ribbon

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

blue ribbon

noun

: a decorative piece of blue cloth that is given to the winner in a contest or competition

Full Definition of BLUE RIBBON

1
:  an honor or award gained for preeminence
2
:  a blue ribbon awarded as an honor (as to the first-place winner in a competition)

Examples of BLUE RIBBON

  1. Our pumpkin won the blue ribbon at the county fair this year.
  2. <the Pritzker Prize is widely regarded as the ultimate blue ribbon for architectural achievement>

First Known Use of BLUE RIBBON

1651

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