blue book

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of blue book

1 :a register especially of socially prominent persons
2 :a book of specialized information often published under government auspices
3 :a blue-covered booklet used for writing examinations
4 :a periodically issued price list (as of used cars)

Examples of blue book in a Sentence

  1. The information is listed in the blue book.

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First Known Use of blue book

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BLUE BOOK Defined for English Language Learners

blue book

noun

Definition of blue book for English Language Learners

  • : a report that is published by the government

  • : a thin booklet with a blue cover and empty pages that is often used for writing the answers to test questions in college

  • : a book that lists the current value of items (such as used cars)


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