black book

noun

Definition of black book

1 : a book containing a blacklist
2 : an address book containing especially the names of multiple romantic partners usually used in the phrase little black book
  • It also explores Carla's knack for finding her way into the insular and disparate worlds of fashion, rock and roll (and Mick Jagger's little black book) … .
  • —Tracy McNicoll

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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