First Known Use of blue-pencil
Synonymsblue-pencil, cancel, cross (out), dele, delete, edit (out), elide, kill, scratch (out), strike (out), stroke (out)
Related Wordsblot out, efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, obliterate, root (out), rub out, wipe out; bleep, blip, clip, cut, excise, remove; bowdlerize, censor, clean (up), expurgate, launder, redact, red-pencil; abbreviate, crop, shorten; black out, repress, silence, suppress
Definition of blue pencil
Recent Examples of blue pencil from the Web
Using a pale blue pencil, apply it to the back of your hand.
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First Known Use of blue pencil
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